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A really good motivator for me to declutter the house is to set a goal for what I can do with the cash I earn from selling my no longer needed items. For example this summer my husband and I paid cash for a camping trip for just the two of us. These goals make me more willing to part with my items as I am going to build memories by selling them instead of focusing on the days gone by that the items represent.
There are so many ways to make cash from tossing clutter here are 10 of my favorite ways and the posts in which I share tips in how to benefit the most from that cash making avenue.
10 ways to make cash from tossing clutter
Currently Facebook Buy & Sell Groups are one of my absolute favorite ways to convert clutter to cash fast. Sometimes it does take days to find a buyer but other times I have sold my items in less than 30 minutes.
If you use Gamestop’s trade in program you won’t get cash in your hand but you will get store credit. With two teenage boys in the house this is the fastest way for them to convert their old games they don’t play anymore into new games they will.
3. Amazon’s Trade In Program
If you love books and purchase and read current titles a great way to receive cash for new books is to take part in Amazon’s trade in program. It is easy and quick and you will receive payment in the way of Amazon gift card cash that you can spend on new books.
If you want a large sum of cash quick, often your best way to go is to throw a yard sale. I have earned as much as $600 in one day off our tossed clutter by following my 10 tips. The more you toss the more you can earn.
Here is another avenue for book lovers. is PaperBackSwap . PaperBackSwap is a great way to trade in good shape books old or new for titles on your want to read list. Homeschoolers this is an good program for finding books on your children’s recommended reading lists that come with many curriculums.
You might have to wait a while to get money from consignment store selling but your return will be greater than if you sold the items at a yard sale and best part, they find the customers for you.
Consignment sales usually take place over 2 to 3 days and although they take a bit of prep work and perhaps a few hours of volunteering, the amount of money earned makes it all worth it.
Once or twice a year my husband and I throw a Craigslist blitz weekend and sell off our big items that we are no longer using. It is always well worth the time we put into taking pictures, posting and then dealing with emails, texts and phone calls.
By far my favorite way to sell my stuff is also the easiest way. My friends use to tell me all the time AFTER I sold stuff “oh I wish I had known you were going to sell your………..I would have bought it for that price”. Now I let them know first.
Do You Need Motivation To Get Started In Tossing Clutter? Read this book, I read it years ago and after I got several chapters in I was so motivated to start parting with my stuff that I had to put it down and proceeded to purge 2 truck loads of stuff out of my home!