6 Ways to Make Money from Spring Cleaning

It’s time to clear out the cobwebs and sweep away the dust because spring is officially here!

Spring cleaning isn’t just all about throwing out junk and clearing out your space for the new season, it can also yield financial rewards.

If that sounds like a great motivation, here are 6 ways to make money from Spring Cleaning.

1. Cash in on fashion.

When cleaning out your closet, make a separate pile for “Sell” and not just for “Toss and Keep.”  Those on-season pieces that don’t fit your size and style anymore can be made into instant cash by selling them online on sites like Poshmark and Thredup or consignment stores.

2. Have a yard sale or sell at a local flea market.

There are many ways to sell your “junk” online through sites like eBay, Craigslist and Amazon, to name a few.  But if you don’t want to go that route, you go old-school by hosting a yard sale or getting a table at a local flea market.  Advertise your event online or send out flyers in your neighborhood to get the word around.

Where to Sell Old Stuff Online?  Amazon vs Craigslist vs eBay

 

3. Trade in your electronics.

You can still make money out of your old devices by trading them in on sites like Gazelle.com and YouRenew.com.  Amazon and Best Buy also have trade-in programs where you can exchange your electronics to gift cards.

4. Sell stuff from your Recycling Bin.

Yes!  Those empty wine bottles, cork, jars and bottles can be sold on eBay or Craigslist – people still buy them for DIY projects and craft-making.  Check out RecycleBank too to earn rewards for recycling items.

5. Rent out your equipment.

If you own a bunch of cleaning supplies and equipment, you can let other people rent it for a small fee.  I’m sure you’ll only be using those items for a limited time only anyway, so why not rent it out for some extra cash?  You can do this through sites like Craigslist and Loanables.

6. Do some work for others.

If you don’t mind extending help to people through cleaning or some yard work, you can offer your services for some extra money.  I’m sure there are plenty of people in your neighborhood who would want to pay for services like that.

 

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