I heart Battersea Car Boot

2013-10-06 15.16.16 Last Sunday I packed up Ron the Golf with all the victims of my latest declutter, and set off for Battersea.

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I've been selling at Battersea Car Boot for the past four years. It all started when I moved from my rather spacious three-bed semi-detached house in Surrey to a comparatively small home in London. I had so much STUFF that I didn't need any longer, but that still had value. And I was bored of eBay and all the dodgy 'buyers' and post office queues.

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I did a bit of googling, and found out about Battersea - one of the biggest and best car boot sales in London. Probably the biggest and best actually.

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It's held every Sunday, all year round, and is really well organised - no turning up and hoping for a pitch, you have to book them in advance the Monday before. Beware, they sell out quickly!

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It's not cheap, but it's always busy, and every time I've been as a seller I've made back the fee I paid for the pitch ten-fold. Best of all, it's held in the afternoon, so no stupidly early starts!

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Personally, I can't think of anything more satisfying than getting rid of all your old junk and unwanted possessions and coming home with lots of cash in return. The buyers are all super friendly and you'll find you can pretty much sell anything.

The trick, of course, is not to let yourself wander round the other stalls at the end...

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