Transform clutter to cash
I used to be ruthless when it came to throwing out things that I thought were making a clutter in my house. My little house is not big so it doesn’t take much make the whole place look a mess. I’d throw away all the usual old stuff like worn out clothes, Christmas and Birthday presents that hadn’t been used since I’d pretended to love them. I’d even throw out things like fairly new CDs I didn’t listen to, and 6-month-old toys that my quickly-growing 5-year-old didn’t play with any more. These days, however, I’m quite a bit cannier and actually cash from my clutter.
Making money from clothes
You might make a lot of money than you realise from that blouse you thought was out dated and ugly. I did a bit of research and found that a lot of the labels I had were considered ‘vintage’ and chic. The amount of people I found willing to pay, what I thought, over the odds for vintage clothing was staggering. Of course, you’re not ripping anyone off, just using fashion trends to your advantage. If you’ve got anything by or in the look of Alix Gres or Joe Famolare don’t be afraid to put the prices up. The best site for listing vintage clothing is eBay but I found a lot of success on specialist clothing listings in the newspaper too.
Making money from CDs, games and DVDs
My music tastes change pretty regularly, one minute I’m dancing round the living room to Maroon 5, the next the radio has completely over played them and I can’t stand the sound of it any more. I used to just throw these old CDs in the bin but now, I make a bit of money from them. Because music in the shops change quickly too, it soon becomes difficult to buy them there so people are looking for newish CDs online all the time. A good place to list them is on MusicPie.com my CDs went like hotcakes! This was also true when I was trying to sell my old DVDs with musicMagpie.
Making money from unused kid’s toys
I found out recently that kids grow up pretty fast and it can be a bit pricey. When I gave birth to my Simon, I thought it was going to be all sweetness and light, and it was, but it was also astronomically expensive. Obviously, I wouldn’t change any of it for the world, but I would change how I used to get rid of his discarded toys! He’d get tired of them so quickly that our dustbin man could hardly keep up with the rubbish pile, he almost had to write a letter to the Prime Minister asking for special permission to start making two trips a week to my house! Of course he didn’t really, but he did tell me about an amazing place for making cash from Simon’s old toys. The site is called www.toyshopuk.co.uk/fairs. Now, I can’t believe how stupid I was to just chuck them away – well I guess I’ll do better next time!