Sell things for free by holding a garage sale or selling online in free listing sites such as Craigslist, BuySellCommunity.com or Bonanza.com. Both methods require adequate planning to be successful.
To hold a successful and well-attended garage sale, get the word out by putting up signs around the community, at church bulletin boards and community centers at least two weeks before the scheduled event. Hold it for several consecutive days in the early spring or late fall when it is cool, from Friday to Sunday with an early morning start so that customers need not interrupt their day to attend your sale.
To sell online successfully, take good clear pictures of your items and write a short catchy title to your listing to entice online customers to click. Describe the item accurately, honestly and thoroughly. Clearly state the price, and payment and shipping methods. Avoid accepting personal checks and online transactions in favor of cash or money orders.