Where do I sell my old stuff ? Don't throw your old belongings. If you are no longer wanting them, maybe because you want to buy a different one, the existing one has become a bit older or for any other reason, it's far better than throwing is to either sell them or recycle them.

Selling your old stuff means you are helping poor, also by doing this you are ensuring less wastage in your area, and you know wastage is burnt out to become smoke (carbon dioxide), which is toxic for health. Wastage also requires storage space, and it brings flock of birds to the locality, which can become cause problem for planes.

In this article I am listing best places where you can sell your old stuff and earn some money too.

Pawn Shops

These are shops that buy bulk items from you. They don't pay amount that you might expect but they are good because you can sell all your items to them in one go, without any hassle or spending much time in selling each item individually.

If you have an item which you think will sell for $10, the pawn shop will give you $3 to $4, which is still not too bad, better than nothing!

Garage Sale

If you have a garage in your house, why not utilize it and make money? If your house is at approachable location, you can sell things just like having

your own shop.   you can give ads in newspapers or even put a sign outside your house for people to see.

The best advantage of garage sale is that you get 100% money as no sharing is involved. The cons of garage sale could be managing spaces for cars of people coming to see your items for sale. But that isn't a big problem as people would come for 5-10 minutes only and go.

In your garage shop you can sell anything you like. You can even try selling snacks, popcorn, or any other home made food items to generate extra money.

Flea Market

Flea market is a place where you get a place on rent to sell your stuff. There are also car boot sales, whichever you choose, both are very beneficial for selling the stuff you no longer use and to earn handsome amount of money. Trading in a flee market or car boot sales is also fun and good pass-

If you have any old stuff like unused shoes, electronics, old radios, decoration items,  CD collection, clothes etc you can easily find many customers interested in buying these. You may  have to sell each item individually or you may also find someone who would be interested in buying the whole stuff from you altogether.time.

Consignment Shops

These are shops that sell old or even new stuff on your behalf and you give them some commission on every sale. How much commission the consignment shop owner takes can be negotiated and it can be between 10% to 50%. You can sell many types of items through them like bicycle, furniture, CDs, electronics, computer etc

Friends

In effort to selling your stuff, you can also approach your friends, colleagues as they might be interested in buying stuff from you too. You can email or telephone your friends or meet personally and talk about the stuff you have for sale.

Local Newspapers

You can place an ad in local newspaper classified ads. Thousands of people read newspapers and  people read classified ads with quite interest. There is a little fee for placing the ad but imagine how many people would be reading your ad.

Online free Ads Websites

There are many websites where you can advertise your stuff for free. You can sell any type of items. Example of popular such websites include olx.com and craiglist.com. On both these websites you can sell items from many different countries of the world.

Ebay

You will never find anyone who would never has sold anything at ebay.com. Everyone knows ebay.com as a one of the best online markets, which is reliable, has all the stuff you might need, is secure and sellers on it ships items almost to every part of the world.

You can register yourself at ebay.com for free. After that it's a simple 1-2-3 step to add your item for sale on the website, and it also costs very less to list your item on the website. Thousands of visitors will view your item, and it could sell in a very short time. You could sell anything you like at ebay.com.

Charity or Recycling

If for some reason you couldn't sell your items or you don't want to earn money out of the stuff and just want to get rid of it, it is far better to give it to a charity or recycling agency than to throw it in a trash bin.

You will find many charity and recycling agencies working in your city, you can find them on internet or local newspapers, it's not hard to find them at all. Some charity and recycling agency may even come to your house to collect the stuff from you.

This is how to sell your old stuff, hope you found this article useful. One final advise is that it's far better to give to poor or recycling company than to throwing it in a trash. Always consider environment and the needy, these are part of us, we need to take care of them.

Although travel through any place (I repeat Any place) of Pakistan, as of 2019, is safe, for locals and foreigners alike. 

On the media, it may look as though war is on in Pakistan, it is not the case. A few times in a year, terrorist attacks do occur, but these happen mostly where the defense forces are deployed or at their buildings. Attacks at public places or at tourist sites is very very rare.

Places for Natural Sightseeing

Do not underestimate the natural beauty that is found in Pakistan. The northern areas of Pakistan offers highly beautiful sightseeing, literally that would amaze anyone. The Pakistan's natural beauty is incomparable with natural beauty in other countries.

You will find rivers, lakes, glaciers, mountains and many more places in Pakistan to enjoy and feel afresh. The following is the list of must-must-see places in Pakistan for natural sightseeing as well as for other activities like trekking, walking and relaxing.

Hunza

Hunza is 600kms from Islamabad, the capital. Hunza offers highly beautiful natural sightseeing. Other than that, there are beautiful rivers, villages, fortresses, glaciers and more. This is also a great place for walks, cycling and trekking.

I recommend you to Google these cities one by one and see how these places look in real.

Islamabad

This is the capital and Pakistan and is a highly beautiful city. Whether you are from US, Nigeria or Japan, you are bound to like it. It is also a well-known fact that Islamabad is considered 2nd most beautiful city in the world, after London.

In Islamabad, you will find plenty of dining places, places for hiking, cycling, walking, and relaxing. Not to miss the mention of Monal restaurant at Pir Sohawa, located on Margalla Hills, should also be in your must-go places in Islamabad.

Murree

This hilly station is only 50-kms from Islamabad. It is a cold city that also gets plenty of snow during winters. In Murree you can enjoy the natural sigh-seeing, walk through 'The Mall Road' for shopping, dining, horse-riding and more.

From Murree, you can further travel 70 kms to arrive Muzaffarabad. Around this small city you will find heavenly places like Neelum Valley, Chakothi and more.

Kaghan, Naran

These two twin cities are home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the world, including 'Saif ul Malook lake', 'Aanso lake', 'Lulu sar', 'Dudi patsar', 'Saral lake'. Each of these lakes should be in your must-must-see places list. In Kaghan, Naran, you will also find plenty of places for walking and trekking.

Chitral

This beautiful city is located at North West of Pakistan. You can get here by taking a flight from Islamabad, Lahore or Karachi.

Chitral comprises many beautiful valleys like 'Kalash Valley'. You have the opportunity for trekking, gliding, rock climbing, walks and trekking.

These were the top must go and safe places to visit in Pakistan.

Islamabad                                                                Hunza                                                                          Passu Cones
    
Karachi

Retirement age is the inevitable end to the professional life of an individual which comes at a certain age established by the employer or government, unforeseen disabilities, illnesses or even voluntarily where the individual feels he has had enough and should take a break. The global Retirement age ranges between 50-70 years. Smart people make their retirement plans while they are on job and not when they reach retirement. This smart planning help them save their finances or invest them into things that make their retired life worthwhile. Retirement age planning can be done in several different ways according to the needs of the individual. However, some interesting and important considerations include the following:

  • Firstly, a person must be well informed about the retirement benefits, pension funds, and other old age benefits that the employer provides in order to devise investment plans accordingly.

  • Secondly, one needs to invest in things that are able to give profits when you need them. If the retirement age is close then the investments should be made into short time achievable goals and not just equality but if the retirement age is far then investments should be made into things that will start paying back in later years like insurances, national saving certificates, properties and so on.

  • Thirdly, a rough estimation of expenses should be made keeping in mind the rising inflation rates and predicting what it will be in the next ten years or so.

Once ready with the financial planning, one needs to plan the daily activities that will not only keep him busy but will also provide entertainment and fun. When retired a person can look back to his yesteryears to figure out his great passions, lost interests and activities and resume them like gardening, playing a sport, voluntary services, teaching, reading books, writing or anything else that is off true interest and entertains also. If someone likes painting or constructing then he should start a small business with it. Providing tuition, home based cooking classes or any other part time activity can be picked up to stay busy and active. Reading, Writing, Joining activity clubs, social services etc are some of the most popular retirement activities.

Retirement Age is the transit tunnel of life both financially and personally. People who have spend wisely and planned this transition ahead usually feel less depressed and have certain plans to put to action in the retired life, but people who have lived an adventurous carefree work life find it much more difficult to adjust to the quietness of retired life, but life goes on so its better to indulge into constructive habits at every stage rather than sit back and think of ourselves being useless.

How to Find Jobs in UAE

Looking for a job in the UAE? Here are 7 ways to find jobs UAE easily:

Register with Recruitment Agencies in UAE

In UAE, there are many recruitment companies that help people get jobs. These companies register you with them, and notify of relevant jobs as they come. Most of these recruitment companies are free of cost since they charge the employer. You can register with them on their website (if facility is available) or by visiting their office.

Find the list of recruitment agencies in Dubai, here

2. Apply for Jobs on Employment Websites

There are plenty of job search websites that help people in searching and applying for jobs. These websites are also free to use. You will find too many such websites but many are fake hence you should spend your effort using legitimate websites only. Some of the reputed websites to search and apply jobs in the UAE include:

1. http://monstergulf.com

2. www.bayt.com

3. www.gulftalent.com

4. www.careerbuilder.com

5. www.indeed.ae

These websites have thousands of jobs that you can search and apply for. All you need is to register an account, upload your CV, enter some personal information and then you can start applying for jobs. Some of these websites also allows you to set your CV as 'searchable'. If you enable this feature, the employers can search through CVs and contact the registered candidates to fill their vacancies.

3. Send Your CV Directly to Companies

Start searching for companies in the UAE. You can search specific industries by entering keywords in Google like 'civil engineering jobs in UAE, oil and gas jobs in UAE, IT jobs in UAE, etc

Once you find the companies' websites, first try to find en email for HR department and send email to them directly. If HR email address is not on the website, you may be able to find at least one contact email address, send your CV with covering letter, stating briefly what type of jobs you wish them to consider you.

4. Read Newspapers

Regularly read newspapers. You may be able to access them online, on the newspaper websites, or you may find them with your local newspaper distributor or books shops. Some of the newspapers that are published in the UAE include Khaleej Times, Gulf News, Al Bayan, Al Ittehad, Arabian Business, Emirat al youm, Dubai Express and Kul Arab.

5. Find jobs on Linkedin and Facebook

Employers often post jobs on their Linkedin pages. You can find companies on Linkedin by their names. Or if you're not aware of company names, search for recruitment groups by entering search keywords like 'UAE jobs, Dubai jobs, etc' and in those groups you will find jobs posted by the employers with email address to send your CV to. Some companies also put the 'apply online' option on their Linkedin pages, which you can also use to apply for the advertised job right on the Linkedin website.

In addition to that, join recruitment groups on Facebook, follow companies's business page on Facebook where the employers advertise new job vacancies.

6. Come to the UAE and Apply for Jobs

It may take from 1 week to 1 or 2 months to get a job while you're in the UAE. But the advantage of applying for jobs from within UAE is that the employer would know that you are inside the country and can call you immediately or anytime they want. This is the expensive and risky option to try for jobs in the UAE but can prove to be very effective.

There are often walk-in interviews organized by the employers, where you can also go when you are in the country. Walk-in interviews allows you to go to the employer at anytime convenient to you, without informing the employer first.

7. Socialize with People

Connecting with friends and family members who are already working in the UAE can be helpful. Staff often knows of the current job openings and can inform you of those. They can also submit a recommendation note to the recruiting staff after you have applied, which increases your chances of hiring.

In addition, connect with people on Linkedin who are currently working in the UAE and ask them for any assistance and also send them your CV.

This is how to find jobs in UAE. Hope you found this information helpful. 

Also read:  How to Find Jobs in Qatar

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