Moving property is a great time to go through your possessions and decide what you really need to keep. But while many London renters make a trip to the skip, fill their wheelie bin or begrudgingly take everything with them to their next home, new research reveals the capital's tenants are missing a trick to earn themselves some cash.

Capital One suggests London renters could make about £156 by selling goods they no longer need at the same time as packing up boxes. It's thought the short time frame between a tenancy agreement being signed and moving in day is to blame for many renters either dumping items or moving them from property to property. But if tenants can find a spare hour, they could take photos of unwanted items, post them to sites like eBay and Gumtree, and earn some cash towards the cost of moving.

Here at London Residential we think this is a great idea, as items that are re-used are saved from going to landfill and re-homing puts less pressure on manufacturing - earning eco brownie points at the same time as some cash!

It is worth tenants remembering that they can only sell items that belong to them - items that were supplied by the landlord remain the landlord's property and should be left in the house or flat. Tenants unsure of what is theirs to sell should cross reference with the inventory and double check with their property manager.