Monday, August 21, 2017

Making Money from Your Clutter

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You might feel like the clutter you’ve accumulated over the years is wearing you down, making your home look like a mess and costing you time and money to maintain it, but there is another way of looking at things. That clutter could actually make you money.

That old saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure may actually be true for you! Here are just some of the ways you could use your clutter to boost your bank balance:

Sell it on Craigslist Craigslist

is a fantastic platform for selling the stuff you’ve accumulated. So much of the storage near me isn’t being used to store things people use regularly, but don’t have room for at home like hobby equipment, but it is being used to store perfectly good items that they probably don’t intend to use ever again. Those things, providing they are in decent condition, could be places on Craigslist and sold for cold hard cash within the hour!


eBay is another great place to make money from your clutter, particularly if you’ve been holding onto old antiques, pop culture items like retro games, consoles and DVDs or baby clothes. It takes a matter of minutes to set up and post your unwanted items for sale, and because they’re being seen by an extremely wide audience, you can get surprisingly high prices for them.

Rent It

If you have a lot of clutter that is actually pretty useful, such as furniture, kitchen appliances and tools, you could use the sharing economy to rent your unloved items out to people in your neighborhood. Sometimes, people just need the use of an electric drill or a food processor for a short amount of time, and they’re often willing to pay well for that privilege, which means you can get rid of that clutter at least for a while, and make a pretty penny from it too. 

Yard Sales

Yard sales might be a little quaint in the internet age, but if it’s quick money you’re looking for, you really can’t beat them. If you have a lot of stuff, even selling everything for 50 cents or one dollar should net you a tidy profit and take the hassle out of having to haggle with ev everyone who stops by.

Upcycle It

Old clothing and furniture might not look like much, and you might not be able to make much money selling it as is, but if you have any arts and crafts skills whatsoever, you could take that junk, upcycle it and turn it into a one of a kind piece that could sell for hundreds at craft fairs or on Etsy or even to a private buyer. You could even make a side business out of upcycling old junk!

As you can see, there are numerous ways you can use your clutter to your advantage. There is no need to leave it languishing in your home, where it makes a mess and increases your cleaning chores exponentially when it could be contributing to a bigger bank balance.

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