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Clean the Closet and Make Some Cash

While this blog has a lot to do with Smart Spending, here is an opportunity for some Smart Earning.

Take a look around your place. If it’s anything like mine, you’re going to spot some clutter. There are hobbies that never caught on, games you don’t play anymore, and probably a chair that sees fewer butts than an airline ashtray.

Why not turn some of that mess into cash? Stop living in an episode of Hoarders and take this opportunity to earn some bucks for something you will use. You’ll thank me, and your wife/husband/roommate will thank you.

I’ve got a 10-month rule with stuff in my place. If I haven’t used it in 10 months and I’m not just about it, it’s gone. I list it for free online and sell it or get rid of it. That way, I’m keeping my place clean and bringing in some extra cash… possibly for the next thing that will sit around and get sold.

Ways to Sell Online

The biggest and best sites for selling your goods online are:

Craigslist(local classifieds viewed by millions of people/day)

Ebay(online auctions. Set your price and wait for the bids)

Kijiji (just like Craigslist, but with more pictures)

As with any deals online, meeting in person with cash is the best. Don’t trust wires, transfers, IOUs or shady trades.

Don’t wait for spring to do some cleaning around the house – make it a monthly thing and you’ll be surprised at the extra cash you can bring in and the clutter you can get rid of.


What are you looking for?

What are you looking for?