One of the easiest ways to generate some additional income would be to clean house. Summer time is coming soon and many still haven’t done their spring cleaning. Right now is the perfect time to go through all your closets and storage areas and see what stuff you have that you don’t want or need any more, wipe it off and sell if for some extra cash.
Maybe you haven’t started an emergency fund yet and this would be a perfect way to get a head start. After all, you have an emergency if you haven’t started an emergency fund. Maybe you just want to get some extra cash so you can take a vacation. You would be surprised how quickly you can rack up some serious funds by selling your old junk. Maybe you want some cash to put down on a new car, or simply to take your loved one out for a romantic date, whatever your reason is, it’s a no brainer to clean out your old stuff and sell it if you’re not using it and it’s just cluttering your space.
Many parents could help fund a new wardrobe for their growing kids by simply selling off the kids old clothes that they’ve grown out of. Give away the worn out clothes to charities but sell what you can, and do it quickly before fashions change and that money is lost.
For my UK readers, there’s a great site out there where you can post free ads called Gumtree. The site was started just over 11 years ago as a local London classified ads and community site, designed to connect people who were either planning to move, or had just arrived in the city, and needed help getting started with accommodation, employment and meeting new people. They now cover 60 cities across 6 countries – the UK, Ireland, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – and are the UK’s biggest website for local community classifieds including flat share, flat rentals and jobs. With over a million visitors a month, you’re certain to get what you’re selling in front of a massive crowd, increasing your chances for a sale. The best part, it doesn’t cost a thing to find out, so if it doesn’t sell you can make the decision to either pitch it, give it to charity, or maybe hold on to whatever it is for a while longer.
In the US, many folks use sites such as eBay or Craigslist to get rid of unwanted goods. But beware, as sites such as eBay charge you to sell your goods or services.
Don’t wait, get started this weekend and take an inventory of all the old junk you’ve got laying around that someone else may consider a treasure, clean it up, and throw it up on Gumtree, or similar depending on where you live. You’ll feel better having cash in hand all while cleaning up your home, it’s like killing two birds with one stone.