Summer is well underway and if you’re having a bit of a clear out, you can easily make some money from your clutter. Purging your home of things you no longer use can also ensure cleaning is quick and easy. You could even put the money you make towards a professional cleaning service to really transform your home!
Here, we’ve compiled hassle-free ways to turn your unwanted goods into extra cash…
1. Sell your unwanted items on eBay
eBay is a great way to sell your stuff online, especially if you have a wide variety of goods to list. It’ll help make your home clutter free and easier to clean in the process too. Download the mobile app and snap a few pictures to get sorting and selling straight away!
2. Trade in your old CDs, DVDs, books and games for cash
Websites like Music Magpie and Ziffit let you trade in your unwanted CDs, DVDs and more in return for instant money. So, if you’ve got shelves of old books and CDs you never play anymore, box up your clutter and convert it into cash. Music Magpie will even pick it up for you!
3. Sell your unwanted goods at a car boot sale
A car boot sale is the ideal opportunity to have a clear out and sell all the random clutter that’s piling up in your garage. Search online for a boot sale in your area and plan a weekend to sell your stuff. Car boot sales are a particular great way to make money from small low value items that wouldn’t be cost effective to sell on eBay. You could even enlist a friend to help you sell and make it a fun day out too!
4. Take old clothes to recycling organisations like Cash for Clothes
If you’ve had a wardrobe clear out and you’re looking to make some quick cash, try recycling initiatives such as Cash for Clothes. They’re a great way to quickly sell low value clothing (make sure you list designer clothes on eBay for a higher price!) Search for a donation point near you and you’ll receive a small amount per kilo of clothes you donate. It all adds up!
5. Sell rare or expensive goods at auction
If you’re hoping to sell some particularly rare pieces of furniture or expensive antiques, maximise the money you make by selling at specialist auction houses. Whilst the selling process may take a little longer, you’re likely to receive more cash. Your spring decluttering could be more lucrative than you think! These items take up a lot of space in your home too, so less clutter means less to clean.