Let’s talk about how to declutter your home while earning extra cash! It’s spring cleaning season, and now is the perfect time to declutter your home and maybe even earn a little extra cash in the process. During inflationary periods like this, every dollar counts.
Do you look around your home and find yourself wondering where all of this “stuff” has come from? When your home is full of clutter it can make it so much harder to keep everything clean, organized, and running efficiently. What are you supposed to do with all of that “stuff”? Just toss it out? No way!
How to Declutter Your Home and Make Money
It can be overwhelming when your house is overflowing with stuff. Knowing where to start or just the act of starting is winning half the battle. Instead of trying to do it all in one day, schedule a block of time each day to work on the task. Try to keep only what you’ve used in the last year and designate a spot to put all of the things you’ll be selling or donating.
How to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff
A yard sale often first first comes to mind as a way to make money while decluttering your home. However, that may not always be the best option for you. For example, I live in a deed-restricted community which only allows yard sales once a year during the community-wide yard sale. If you find yourself in the same situation, no worries, there are many different ways to make money with unwanted items. Check them out below!
Baby Clothes and Gear
Do you have outgrown baby clothes and gear that you no longer need cluttering up your home, garage, or closet? Don’t let it just sit around, sell it instead. Baby’s grow quickly which means there is usually still a lot of life left in their clothes and gear like strollers, walkers, cribs, etc.
You can declutter your home and make some extra cash by selling these items. You can sell them by having a yard sale, taking them to a consignment shop, or through your local Facebook buy, sell, trade groups.
Do you have a treadmill, exercise bike, weight bench, or other fitness equipment in your home that you bought with the best of intentions, but it rarely if ever gets used? Don’t let these items take up valuable square footage in your home, sell them for some extra cash instead.
Take some good pictures, write out a description, and list these unwanted items on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or local buy, sell, trade groups. You can get these items out of your way and pocket some extra money at the same time.
Do you have clothing that is still in great shape that you no longer wear? Why not sell it for some extra cash while also making some room in your overfilled closets? There are several different apps that you can use to sell clothing online including ThredUp, Poshmark, and even eBay.
Books, CD’s, DVD’s and Games
Do you have an abundance of books, CDs, DVD’s and games that no one uses any longer? Don’t just toss them in the trash, you can make some money off of those! You can sell these items on Amazon, or eBay. If you have a large collection of CDs or DVD’s try out the Declutter app. Just enter the barcode of your CDs and DVD’s they will make you an offer and if you accept you can box everything up together and ship them for free. Once they receive your items they will pay you via check, PayPal, or direct deposit.
Do you have old cell phones, tablets, gaming systems, or laptops lying around the house? If so, you can sell those for a little extra cash too. You can look for a local repair shop that might like these items for parts or refurbishment, or you can sell them through Amazon’s Trade-in program, or list them on eBay, or the Declutter app.
Do you have a nice collection of designer purses that you no longer need or want? If so, you can sell them and put some extra cash in your pocket! Because designer purses cost a pretty penny, there is an excellent resell value on designer purses that are in good condition. If you have purses to sell you can list them on the eBay, ThredUp, or Mercari websites. You could also look for a local consignment store to sell your purses.
Do you have closets full of toys in good condition that your children have outgrown? If so, you may have just discovered an extra cash goldmine. Toys that are in good condition resell remarkably well on websites like eBay and Declutter. If you have any toys that happen to be collectible you can make even more if you find the right buyer.
Do you have furniture that you no longer need that is just taking up space? Sofa’s, bedroom suites, and bookshelves can all be sold to give you more space and put a little cash in your pocket. Furniture is usually easiest to sell locally since shipping costs can be quite high. Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and your local buy sell, trade groups are good options for selling furniture.
Decluttering your home can seem like less of a chore when you know that you might be able to put a little cashback in your pocket from the effort. What do you plan to declutter first to earn some extra cash?