We all have clutter in our homes, and we can all make money from it. Here we look at five easy ways to make money from the clutter you have in your house.
You have clutter in your home. No surprise there right? We all live in cluttered homes, whether our clutter niche is ornaments, books, CD’s, furniture – everyone has clutter. It naturally accrues over time when we continue to buy, but never throw anything away. It can happen overnight.
You might think this is really irritating, knowing you have endless stuff getting in the way of space, but actually, it is a goldmine. Your stuff could actually be making you money – so instead of having to borrow on a credit card or try and get a loan the money could be there for the taking. It could be enough money for repairs on your car or even a new car and all without having to take out guarantor loans or provident loans. Want to know how? Here are our 5 top tips for making money from your clutter:
- Get Crafty
Some of your stuff is not worth anything in its current form. From old computers to battered shoes and holey clothes, there are lots of items you have destined for the bin. However, look on Etsy, Pinstagram and similar sites to see ‘upcycled’ trash return a pretty penny. You could turn old clothes into rag rugs or teddy bears, chunks of wood into candle holders, old jars into lanterns. You just have to get crafty. If you want a new hobby, a better carbon footprint and a creative way to make cash, start getting crafty and see what happens.
- Utilise The Second Hand Apps & Sites
There are so many sites to help you sell on old items. Ebay, Gumtree, Music Magpie, Mazuma Mobile, Shpock – endless opportunities to sell your goods on and get good cash for them. Why not?
- Car Boot Sales
Sure it is miserable getting up at 6AM on a Sunday morning to freeze selling your old items on, but you could come away with a nice chunk of cash for items you could have otherwise thrown away. Even if clothes are worth 50P or ornaments really are ugly, one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure, which could leave you with a decent amount of money for next week’s shopping.
- Have A Selling On Sale With Friends & Family
This sounds silly, but it is a good way to shift items on in the most comfortable and fun way. Instead of a swap party, everyone comes together and brings items they would happily sell on for a set amount. You can of course swap, or if there is an item somebody likes and they have nothing you want they know how much it is and there is no awkwardness. They have probably had their eye on some things you own anyway, so this is an easy way to sell on to them. Think about it, how many times have you had a friend tell you they would have bought an item from you that you gave away to charity?
- Give It Away
OK this is not making money in the cash in hand sense, but it is doing something good for the world whilst maximising on the space you pay for. Many people clutter their homes and compromise living space that they are paying through the nose for in rent or mortgage. Why not give items away that you do not want to sell, and clear your home back to its original spacious state.
Decluttering is a great idea for the mind and for practical purposes to. Get creative with how you get rid of items to make easy cash in your pocket, and to regain space in your home.