Is the decluttering craze losing you money?

Mail Online | 6/8/2018 | Siofra Brennan For Mailonline
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From Marie Kondo's bestselling books to endless decluttering experts sharing their wisdom on Instagram, the drive to live a more minimalist life is definitely having a moment.

But now an expert has warned that in your eagerness to declutter, you could be losing out by giving away too many belongings to charities or friends.

Jacquie - Denny - Co-founder - Estate - Sale

Jacquie Denny, co-founder of online estate sale company Everything But the House, told Apartment Therapy that many of her clients make the costly mistake of assuming that things they don't like won't hold any value.

A good rule of thumb is to go by condition and rarity, she said, meaning that any item from jewellery to furniture is likely to be worth something if it's well preserved and has some unique feature or is relatively hard to get hold of.

Items - Resale - Values - Moment - Velvet

She also revealed the items that currently have the highest resale values at the moment, including '70s velvet sofas - which are currently on trend - as well as oriental rugs and costume jewellery.

Read on to find out if you potentially have a gold mine of forgotten treasures gathering dust.

China - People - Dining - Millennials - Honeymoon

China is not as sought after as it used to be as people favour casual dining and millennials opt for honeymoon donations as wedding gifts over formal dinner settings.

However, vintage pieces by designers such as Lenox, Rosenthal, and Diane von Furstenberg are the items most likely to fetch you a decent return.

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