It always feels good to have some extra cash in your pocket and you only have to take a look around your home to see that there are loads of quick and easy ways to get your hands on that money.
Having a clear out and selling items you no longer want is a no-brainer way of earning some cash and there are plenty of things that should be easy to sell when you start to think about it. Believe it or not, recycling electronics for cash is easier than you think.
Cash in the attic
You are not likely to find actual cash stuffed in a corner of your attic but there are likely to be loads of items that are there just gathering dust which could easily be sold to get that money.
You are always going to have a good chance of getting cash for books and other items stored away in your attic or basement and it’s a win-win situation when you think that you will be clearing the clutter and getting paid for your efforts.
Set aside a bit of time to sort out your attic and other storage areas like the basement or garage and have a plan to make a couple of piles, items that you definitely want to sell and anything else that you want to keep for sentimental reasons or are just not sure yet whether you want to part with the item.
Old furniture, clothes you are no longer going to wear (or won’t fit into!) even festive decorations that are surplus to requirements all have a cash value and could add up to a tidy sum when you decide to sell them.
Obsolete tech and electrical items
Another rich hunting ground in your search for generating some extra cash would be to focus your efforts on rooting out all the old cell phones, printers, video game consoles and any other electrical item that you no longer have any need for.
Just because you have upgraded your cell phone and no longer have any interest in or need for the older model that you stuffed away into a drawer somewhere that doesn’t mean it has no cash value.
Have a purge of all your unwanted and outdated electrical items and once you have untangled all the wires and blown the cobwebs off the screens, you can start searching some of the internet sites that are happy to offer you a cash sum for your old cell phone.
You will also probably be surprised to discover that even items like old printers have some sort of value and you could sell them if you have a yard sale or list them on a local community buy and sell page.
A positive point about selling some old electronics is that they can often be smaller and lighter than other things you might be selling online, which means that they are easy to ship and won’t cost much to send.
Don’t ignore the thrift store opportunity
If you have had a clear out of your attic and your wardrobe there is a good chance that many of your clothes could find a new home if you sell them through your local thrift store.
You will have to pay a commission for selling through the store and the other angle to consider is that you could find some real designer bargains there that you could resell for a profit.
You might be trying to get rid of items to raise some cash but if you spot a decent designer label garment going for a song, it makes sense to snap it up and sell it on to generate a profit and make some extra cash.
It always pays to think of every angle when you are trying to generate some extra income.
Make money from the gift of giving
There are plenty of us who open a birthday card from a relative and find a gift card drops out, which might be very welcome and useful or it could be for a store where you hardly ever shop.
There are millions of gift cards that get put to one side and never get spent for a variety of reasons and as some of them have expiry dates there is a good chance that the cash on them goes to waste.
Gather up your unwanted gift cards and pay a visit to sites like Cardpool or a comparison site like Giftcardgranny to check where you might be able to redeem your unwanted card for cash.
If you have an e-gift card you should be able to get the cash transferred straight away but physical cards will need to be mailed to the buyer before you can get your cash.
These are just a few ways to get your hands on some extra cash and you should be pleasantly surprised when you start your declutter and discover how much money you can earn just for having a clear out.