While you won’t become a millionaire from your junk, you can put some spare cash back in your pocket. Here are a few easy ways to spring clean for extra money!
Sell old books. Books can take up a lot of room, and if nobody is reading them, why not get rid of them for good? Look up your closest used book store locations and bring your collection over to them in exchange for cash. If you have a stack of textbooks lying around, earn back some of the money you paid by selling them online on BookFinder, BooksRun or Cash4Books.
Sell your expensive electronics. If you have some older smartphones or laptops that are in decent condition, they are still worth a pretty penny. Try selling your electronics on Gazelle.com. They offer free shipping, and once your item is officially logged by the company, you will get paid via check, gift card, or PayPal. It’s an easier, faster option than selling on Craigslist or eBay.
Get cash for unused gift cards. Do you have a pile of gift cards you will never use? It’s time to get rid of them – and make some money on the side! There are a variety of sites that offer a gift-card exchange service, and though you may not make back the full amount, you will usually land a decent offer. Try your luck with your gift cards at CardCash or GiftCardPlace.
Donate to charity. Donating unused clothing, toys, or electronics to charity might be the easiest way to get rid of clutter. You will be helping out a worthwhile cause and making someone else happy with your belongings. As an added bonus, donating goods to charity will earn you a tax deduction, so long as you keep your receipt. Thrift shop chains like Goodwill and the Salvation Army will happily accept clothing that is in decent condition, all kinds of housewares, used furniture, toys, gadgets and more.
Now that you have a plan to sell your old items, what are you going to do with the money you will earn? We are here to help! Discover a variety of savings options available to you at SeaComm, including regular savings, money market accounts, certificates and more. Click here, call us at (800) 764-0566 or stop by your nearest SeaComm branch location – our goal is to help you live your best financial life.