Here’s How You Can Get Money For Your Old Furniture

It’s that time of the year again: Spring cleaning! After you’ve tackled decluttering your home and wardrobe, you might see your rooms in a whole new light…and then become inspired to do a big makeover. Before you start, you’ll have to find a place for your old-but-still-fabulous furniture and accessories.

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Enter: Viyet, the design aficionado's destination to buy and sell timeless furniture and accessories when it comes time to move or redecorate. Launched in April 2013 with the twin goal of making high-end furniture and accessory consignment as easy as possible, Viyet offers access to designer brand names for a fraction of the retail price. Since then, Viyet has featured pieces from brands like B&B Italia, Cassina, Christian Liaigre, Holly Hunt, Ligne Roset, Mies van der Rohe, Knoll, Baker, Circa Lighting, Eero Saarinen, Giorgio USA, Ralph Lauren, Roche Bobois, Donghia, and Jonathan Adler, among many others.

Interested in consigning? Viyet curates in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, Charlotte, Palm Beach, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston & Boston.

Here’s how to get started:

1. Know what Viyet generally accepts.

As the premier marketplace for designer furniture, lighting, and accessories, Viyet is focused on high-end pieces. In general, they look for designer brands with a minimum retail price of $1,000 for furniture, $500 for lighting, and $100 for accessories. Condition-wise, Viyet looks for pieces in excellent or good (with a little TLC) condition. They also take select vintage and antique pieces that are timeless in style and in excellent to good shape.

2. Set up an appointment.

The process is simple and takes mere minutes. First, navigate to sell.viyet.com. Here, you’ll access an online form where you’ll fill out your city, state, zip code, and how you found Viyet. From there, you’ll then create an account with your email and password. From here, you’ll make your free appointment with a curator, who will assess your pieces in your home, office, or storage facility.

3. Prep for your appointment.

Your curator will be assessing, photographing, and documenting every detail of your consigned pieces. If you have any receipts or documentation of where you bought the piece (and how much you paid), keep those for your appointment.


4. How much to expect.

Commission begins at 50% — so if your item sells for $2,000, your commission would be $1,000. However, if you consign 20+ pieces in one appointment, you’ll receive a one-time commission of 60% on your items.


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