Looking forward to the sunny skies that come with spring’s arrival but dreading the tedious task of spring cleaning? Trust me. You’re not alone. Check out a few of our money making spring cleaning tips that can brighten your day.
Turn The “No” Pile Into Cash
Sorting through clothes can be tiresome. Donating your non-desirables to a charity of choice is an excellent idea. For those pieces in good condition but are no longer your style, you can sell to make some extra cash. How?
• Search your town for local consignment shops. They will go through your clothes and accept what they like and in return give you money.
• Snap a picture and sell. There are a number of online consignment websites and apps. Trusted platforms that are trusted include Ebay, Poshmark and Tradesy.
Time for A Tag Sale
I know it seems old fashioned. But whether it’s old furniture, a CD collection or odds and ends, there are more than a few ways to make a garage sale successful.
• Advertise your tag sale on sites like Craigslist, Gsalr.com and YardSales.net. These platforms are helpful because it helps those who are looking for something specific easily find it.
• Share it on Facebook. Post your best items for your friends to see. Don’t have a social media account. Ask a trusted friend to post it on theirs. Once someone makes an offer you can meet up to exchange.
Things People Overlook When Spring Cleaning
• Don’t throw out those old books! Try to sell them on BookScouter or Half.Com.
• Old Newspapers piling up? There are people looking for their “birthdate edition” and other historical moments on Ebay. This goes for classic magazine ads also.
• Prefer to sell things face to face? Set up a table at your next local flea market.
• Raid the Recycling Bin! Return bottles and cans for a deposit, and sign up with RecycleBank to earn rewards for all your recycling.
• Turn wine bottles into art! There a number of DIY (do-it-yourself) wine bottle tutorials on Pinterest. Host an art decorating event with your friends.