Decluttering your home is not just great for your mind, but it can also help you to earn cash. Here are 5 ways to earn cash from your clutter. Wondering what you can possibly get rid of? Queen of Clean has 50 things you can get rid of.
One of the biggest changes I've made, with a big impact was taking on the clutter on a week to week basis. The impact wasn't just seen in the house however, it also made some impact on the wallet too. And in a good way, just by simply selling the items, we don't need. They say a cleaner house is a cleaner mind which is true, as a great boost to productivity was easy to spot. It won't magically make all your cleaning go away forever but cleaning with a more organised house is a whole lot less hassle.
At this point in time, our house is overflowing with wedding gifts and other leftovers, paired with the honeymoon shopping. But decluttering and rearranging is always a perfect way to make
How to declutter
It is a long process, it won't be accomplished in a weekend, could take months, possibly even years so one of the main points is to be patient.
- Little and often is key – start with a small area to tackle like a wardrobe instead of attempting to take down a whole bedroom.
- Always have a few empty containers at hand. I divide mine into boxes. One for donations, one for sales and of course a bin and recycling. This gives you the opportunity to chuck anything in any boxes as you go throughout your day.
- The most important is not to get attached or sentimental with old items.
Posts on this topic can be found everywhere. If you would like to look at some more, Rebecca has a lot herself. Less But Better, then 7 Tiny Steps for the Beginner Minimalist, and finally 15 Clutter Busting Routines For Any Family.
Turning your clutter into cash
After sorting through all your unwanted items, it’s time to do something with the ones in the sell pile.
Anything worth your time can be sold on eBay, as every month you get 20 free listings. eBay charge 10% of your final selling price, including postage. An example being, selling something for £10 + £5 postage, you would pay eBay only £1.50 in fees. If it doesn’t sell?
A quick win is selling DVDs, CDs and games, even books, to sites like Music Magpie (get up to an extra 12% extra if gone via Quidco), Zapper and Ziffit. This isn’t going to make you the most money, but it’s very quick cash. Comparing the prices between the sites is best, as they will vary per item. There’s also nothing wrong with sending portions of your collection to each company if that provides the best profit. Items like broken GHDs can also be sold.
There are more great gadget recycle sites like this one. It helps you compare prices offered from 47 different companies on items from old mobiles, to gold and jewellery.
Of course, there are stores like CeX, who accept games, DVDs and all sorts of old and new electronic hardware, even old iPhones like I have sold here.
There is no better time to have a car boot sale than in summer, where the weather is nice and being outside in the morning is the opposite to a pain. Have a quick online search for your nearest one, or even your local Facebook group, who will be more than happy to provide a hand. Even take a look at my car boot sale reselling tips.
Facebook listing has become a lot more popular as of late, so be sure to cash in on this by adding some of your items up for sale there. Bundling is a great way to get rid of extra clothes, books, DVDs and more, even quicker. The best thing is, with Facebook listing, the buyer collects, so no need to pay them hefty shipping charges.
Thanks for reading, and hope you enjoyed my tips on how to quickly rid yourself of clutter, and even add some extra money to that wallet. If you have any tips of your own, please leave a comment as I would love to read them!