7 Easy ways to convert clutter into cash

With spring being just around the corner,  now is the perfect time to get a head start on decluttering your home! We all know that it’s important to get rid of things we don’t need anymore; however, most of the time, we hold onto our things because we see the clutter as piles of cash.

Luckily, there are ways to turn clutter into cash. Here are a few ways to sell your unwanted things that will definitely ease the sting of getting rid of items you once loved!

  1. Garage sale
    Now, you may be wondering, do people still hold garage sales? They do! Garage sales are still a great way to make money off things you don’t want, especially if you have a lot you want to sell. So, if you want to sell as much as possible and don’t mind debating prices with potential buyers, holding a garage sale is definitely a great idea.

  2. Auction house
    Auction houses can make your loose assets available for lots people to buy. This is ideal for items like indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, computers/ laptops, TV’s and audio equipment.When it comes to selling your loose assets through an auction house, make sure:

    • You sell your unwanted loose assets through a reputable auction house
    • You clean and mend assets as much as possible before they go on auction

  3. Sell and buy websites
    There are a lot of websites that allow you to upload pictures and descriptions of your unwanted items for others to view and buy. This is a quick and easy way to get rid of things without having to spend too much time.Just make sure you send high quality images as well as great descriptions of the items you wish to sell. This way, you’re more likely to get people to buy your items.

  4. Retail store that buys and sells second hand items
    Selling your items to a store that sells second hand items is a quick and easy way to get rid of your clutter. You leave the difficult part of finding a buyer to the retail store.These stores usually accept a wide range of second hand goods, including electronics, musical instruments, tools and gaming consoles.

  5. Game shops
    Console and computer games are very expensive when you first buy them, so it’s a shame to just let them sit and collect dust when they are no longer being played. Luckily, most game shops will buy games from you to sell in their stores as pre-played games.

  6. Antique stores
    If you have unique, valuable and aged items, they may be worth quite a lot of money. Whether it’s a dresser from your great grandparents, an old camera or a set of special spoons, take your items to an antique store to see if you can get some money for these old items.

  7. Facebook groups
    Selling your items with the help of Facebook groups is extremely convenient. You do not need to hold a garage sale or set up a costly website; all you need to do is join a few groups that encourage selling, upload photos and descriptions of your items onto the group pages and then wait for interested buyers to contact you.

Get rid of your debt along with all your clutter! If you are struggling to make ends meet, despite trying some of the above ideas, Debt Rescue can help you on your path to financial freedom. Contact us for help.

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