March brings with it pleasant thoughts of spring. And some unpleasant thoughts of spring cleaning because of too much clutter.

To find someone who wants to buy your unwanted stuff, one destination is Craigslist (, the popular website where just about anything can be bought, sold or traded.

But there's an art to the deal. Reader's Digest has compiled some strategies that could help you.

Among the tips:

Post ads on Thursday between 6 and 7 p.m. to attract weekend shoppers.

Never say your price is firm. Buyers want to haggle, so list a price that is higher than what you will actually accept.

To avoid being spammed (or contacted inappropriately), don't use your own email address. Use the option that allows buyers to contact you through a Craigslist email address.

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