Ways to Make Money Off of Spring Cleaning
You’ve probably started to notice longer days and warmer temperatures, which are both certain signs that spring is on the way. Typically, this spring thaw inspires people to clean and declutter. However, if the change in temperature isn’t enough to give you the cleaning bug, we’ve compiled a short list of additional financial benefits that may persuade you to start getting rid of unnecessary items around your house.
Social Media Marketplaces
Look into selling items on different social media marketplaces. You’ll be able to reach people not only in your town, but maybe hundreds of miles away, so the chances of selling the item will be greater. If nothing else, looking on these social media marketplaces might give you an idea of what types of things people are looking for.
When you look at an old bookshelf, what do you see? Is it just an old bookshelf or does it have more potential than that? Try to think outside of the box while decluttering, maybe you have an old wooden ladder that you have no need for anymore. Before throwing that ladder away, try to think of other ways it could be used, such as repurposing it as a blanket organizer and sell it for a little profit.
Sell Unused Gift Cards
Have you ever received a gift card to a store that you had no intention of ever going to? When that happens you may think to yourself, “it’s the thought that counts,” which is true, but in all actuality you would have preferred something more useful. Well we have good news for you! There are websites that will take those gift cards off your hands for a discounted price, these websites will give you cash for the gift card that you can then use to buy something you really wanted.
Ever heard the phrase, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” Try to keep that in the back of your mind while you’re decluttering. With those items that are still in good shape, but no longer hold any value for you, donate them to a non-profit like Goodwill or Salvation Army. Typically the store that you are donating to will provide you with a receipt that may afford you a deduction come tax time.