6 Essential Steps to Sell Your Stuff Online Quickly and Safely

If you’ve been storing furniture and home decor you no longer use or want, now is a great time to start clearing out that extra stuff. Before you set that old sofa or antique dresser on the curb, however, consider the potential resale value of the piece. “You’d be surprised at what you might be able to sell,” says Natalie Angelillo, vice president of community at OfferUp, an online marketplace. “Even items that are slightly damaged or have normal wear and tear can still be sold to the right person.”

Selling unwanted furniture and decor online is an easy way to make some extra cash (and free up space around the house). Follow these tips on how to sell furniture online, including the extra precautions you should take to stay safe during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Brian Anderson

1. Choose the Right Platform

Listing items on the right platform is

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25+ Black-Owned Home Decor Brands to Shop

As thousands protest across the country for racial justice and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, some are wondering what other actionable steps we can all take. In addition to donating to organizations working for change, voting, and reaching out to our representatives, buying from black-owned businesses is one way to take action. Put your purchasing power to use by supporting some of the talented black designers, ceramicists, artists, and business owners on this list. Here are black-owned home decor brands to shop right now, and for years to come.

Looking for a little design inspiration before you start shopping? Follow these 35 Black interior designers and stylist on Instagram.

Home Decor Shops

These online home decor shops have it all, from area rugs, to wallpaper, to storage baskets.

Owned by designer and blogger Justina Blakeney, this online decor shop lets you bring the Jungalow blog’s bohemian style

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Everything You Need to Know to Properly (and Safely) Hang a Heavy Mirror

Because they reflect light around a room, decorating with mirrors is a quick trick to make spaces feel bigger and brighter. But hanging hefty mirrors can be intimidating. Both robust and fragile, mirrors pose a challenge for drywall and plaster walls because of their size and weight. Most new mirrors come with mounting hardware, but selecting the proper installation hardware (the screws, bolts, and anchors that fasten into the wall) requires careful thought. After determining your wall type and picking out the right supplies, use the following advice on how to hang a heavy mirror securely so you can refresh your room while protecting your walls and decor.

Maria-Carla Atencio

How to Hang a Heavy Mirror

Set yourself up for success with the right tools and accurate measurements. Then, collect the important details needed to pick the best installation hardware for hanging a mirror.

What You Need

Note: The tools

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