Start digging through your unused STUFF and find things to sell! Yes, I call it "stuff" because we all have it around our homes.
You will be amazed how many things you can find in and around your home that you don't use or need anymore. It's costing you money buy storing it so why wait. Start selling and turn it into extra dollars for your budget!
Check your closets...What about kids' clothes that are almost like new but don't fit anymore. Don't forget a dress or suit you only wore once but might look great on someone else. Have some vintage clothes from your high school years? I bet you can find a few pieces in your closet so start digging.
Toys...Do you still have toys laying around the house that your kids have outgrown? New parents are always looking for baby toys and activities that are gently used. If it still works and is in good condition people will be interested in buying it. Even if it doesn't work some buyers are looking for parts to replace on their equipment.
Outdoor Equipment...Clean out the garage of unused bikes and sports equipment. Fill the tires and clean the equipment and you might be able to get a little more for it.
Electronics...New gaming systems, tablets and computers are great but don't hold on to your older version if it's just lying around collecting dust.
Antiques/Furniture...You might think that the old pottery bowl your Grandma used decades ago is not worth anything but it could be just want someone else is looking for to complete their set. Not using the recliner in the corner? It might look great in another person's house so why not sell it to them.
WHERE TO SELL ITEMS?
There are several online options to try like Craigslist, Ebay or Facebook (many communities offer a Facebook garage sale page).
Offline try selling through your local paper; spread the word to your neighbors and coworkers; organize a garage sale.
This is a great way to make a little extra money to put in your savings or pay off debt. Bonus: You cleared your home of unused stuff that was cluttering your home!
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