Happy hump day everyone! It’s the middle of the week and already I’m looking forward to the weekend. Want to know why? I’m planning to spend a bit of time clearing out some of my belonging and see if there’s anything I can do without. That may sound like the least exciting weekend ever but I’m really motivated to have a tidy up and clear out the clutter. It’ll make moving easier if I’ve got less stuff to shift AND I can possibly make a little extra money by selling some of it on. So I thought I’d share with you some of the ways I’m planning to earn some cash from my unwanted stuff in case you too want to earn some more money this week…
Selling your clothes couldn’t be easier and is a great way to make some extra cash. Take a look in your wardrobe and remove anything you haven’t worn in the past year because you’re probably not going to wear it this year either! Take them to a car boot sale this week and earn a few pounds for each piece. If there are some pieces that still have the tags on (there certainly are in my wardrobe anyway) these will be worth more so you could sell them online via Depop, HardlyEverWornIt or Ebay. Anything you don’t sell can be donated to charity or you could take use websites that offer to buy your clothing by the kilogram, such as Genie Recycling or Return to Earn. The added bonus of selling your clothes is that you’re decluttering your wardrobe and making some extra storage space. You’ll rediscover clothes you already own and love but that you haven’t seen in years because they were stuffed at the back of the wardrobe.
If you’ve got gold, platinum or silver jewellery, or pieces with gemstones or diamonds, you probably know that they’ll be worth something. Taking pieces that you no longer want to a pawn-broker or jewellers could bag you some extra money straight away. They’ll value the item for you and, if it’s something they can sell on, they might be able make you an offer for it. But jewellery doesn’t always have to be in one piece to have a value; even broken chains and snapped bracelets can be ‘worth their weight in gold’, so don’t throw them out! If you’re so busy that you’ve not made it into town for months (like me) it might be easier to sell old jewellery online. A web-based jewellery buying service allows you to send it off in the post, have your jewellery valued (you’ll get more money for items that can be resold) and then you just wait for the payment to arrive.
Did you get a duplicate album for Christmas? Have you gone off last year’s hottest band? Are you switching all your CDs over to vinyl? Whatever the reason, if you’ve got music going spare there’s sure to be someone who wants to buy it. Again. car boot sales are a great way to sell your CDs, DVDs and LPs. If you’ve got a special edition album or some old or rare vinyl, pop it on an online auction to get the best price – there are collectors out there who will pay a little extra to get hold of it. Sites like Ziffit, Music Magpie and Zapper allow you to trade in CDs, DVD and electronics online, but they only offer tiny prices. If you’ve tried selling your items elsewhere and still have a few left, cash in the last few online or take them into an exchange store like CeX or Cash Converters.
Do you reckon you’ll be able to earn some extra cash this week? Let me know what you’re going to sell by leaving me a comment below. What will you do with that extra money you earned? And if you’ve got any other ideas for making some money from the things you already own, please do share your tips with us all!