With Harry and Megan’s third and fourth birthdays approaching, and a home already bursting with more toys than Toys R Us, we have been trying to declutter in preparation for the influx of presents which the children will no doubt receive from family and friends.
Having made a list a mile long of jobs to do, from sorting our clothes to clearing out the attic, I realised that rather than bin the lot, there is ample opportunity to make money whilst decluttering. What may be junk to us, may well be another mans treasure!
Along with some blogging friends, I compiled a list of ways to turn household goods into extra cash!
1. NTC sales are a great way to sell off all your old baby clothes and equipment. You know that you’ll definitely have the right audience too so it’s far more profitable than a generic boot sale. ~ Twinderelmo
3. Trade in unwanted clothing, paired footwear, handbags, belts, accessories, soft toys and matching bed linen at Cash 4 clothes where you can make £4.50 per 10kg bag.
4. I sell our belongings on Gumtree all the time. I get a really good response from it and often find that people are willing to buy things that I was going to toss in the bin. It’s a great way to make a couple of quid! ~ Oddhogg
5. Try to ‘upcycle’ items first to make them more valuable, that way you’ll make even more money! ~ My Boys Club
6. Sell old jewellery and gold. With gold prices at a record high, there has never been a better time to sell!
7. We recently sold a lot of things that were just gathering dust on eBay. It paid for half of our 3 week road trip to Copenhagen with our two children! ~ Our Fairytale Adventure
8. I set up my own Facebook page in my home town for Mums to buy and sell unwanted baby & children’s stuff. It does really well as no fees, people collect and it’s from other mums who understand that things barely get used as they grow so fast! ~ Real Mum Reviews
9. Sell unwanted books on Amazon, it’s so easy to do and a great way to make money! With no monthly subscription fees and the option to receive cash or Amazon credit, it can soon add up.
10. Take specialist items like coins, stamps etc. to be valued beforehand, you could be sitting on a fortune! ~ Hello beautiful bear.
With these tips in mind I’m hoping that I can make enough money from our unwanted household items to buy Harry and Megan’s birthday presents this year….and no doubt sell them again the year after!!