If you’re like a lot of people, spring weather means spring cleaning. It’s a time for putting up those winter clothes, putting away those extra blankets on the bed and (most importantly) getting rid of clutter. While sorting through all the items in the house and garage isn’t the most pleasant of tasks, it can be a great opportunity to make money by selling all the stuff that has been taking up so much of your precious space.
Here’s some ideas on how you can make some money:
List your old winter clothes
It may seem like it doesn’t make much sense to list sweaters when the weather is getting warmer, but that’s because you live in the northern hemisphere instead of the southern. In places like Australia, the weather is turning cooler and the sweaters and coats are starting to come out. If you’re someone who likes to dress in the latest styles every season, here’s your opportunity to eliminate some stuff in the closet and take the money to the bank.
Turn your trash into treasure
Interestingly, there are a lot of items that we throw away that could actually put a little change in the pocket, but we just don’t think about it. As an example, did you know that people buy the toilet paper rolls that toilet paper comes on? They are used for all kinds of crafts and if you look on Pinterest you’ll see why they are in such high demand. It usually helps to save them up for a while, but if you have a large family you’ll have a good supply to sell in no time.
Check that recycling bin
You may not have thought about it, but some people like to use wine bottle and wine corks for decorating. Older is usually better and you’ll find you have the best luck with ones that are an unusual shape or color. Meanwhile, cork boards made out of real corks are a popular kitchen decorating item these days, so there’s some money to be made there too.
Finally, you knew you were saving those old newspapers for a reason, right? Well, guess what! A lot of people like to buy newspapers that were around on the day they were born and if it’s in good shape you can get $15 or more for them and more if they are actually older or vintage. Newspapers with big news events actually do well too. This is especially true when a big anniversary date for an event comes around and people get nostalgic.