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4 Ways to Spring into Some Extra Cash!

4 Ways to Spring into Some Fast-Money!

Now that the Spring season is officially here, it’s time to do what we all dread doing – spring cleaning.

Truth be told, I keep a clean house anyway, but there are some things that I deem as untouchable during those non-Spring months.

According to a 2015 Spring Cleaning survey, 68% of people dread spring cleaning and over 6 million people employ domestic help!

Which statistic do you fall in? Keep it real.

One of the most dreaded areas to spring clean for me (and for some of you too) is…drum roll please…the closet!

Ugh! I have everything, I mean everything stored away in the closet.

I know a lot of you like to pile stuff in the garage as well. So we can agree that we hate cleaning out those spaces. Okay, good.

Ladies, we try our best to carve out closet space for our poor little hubby’s, but we still somehow manage to take over 80% of the closet…and 40% of that 80% are unused items!

I’m all about making some extra coins and the tips below will definitely help you make some cash to beef up that savings account! Ching-ching!

Here are some things you may have stuffed in that closet and garage that’s not in use:

  • Clothes that you don’t wear anymore (some with the tags still attached)
  • Old DVD’s and CD’s (I still have my Lil Kim ‘Hardcore‘ album. Don’t judge me.)
  • Furniture
  • Sports Equipment (my son has like 50 basketballs!)
  • Toys
  • Shoes
  • Old Electronic Devices

Instead of it just letting all this stuff sit and pile up for years and years (imagine the dust..hello allergies), why not turn it into some fast cash?!?

Now that I have your attention (money always gets a rise out of people) let’s talk four ways to spring into some cash for the spring season:

1. SELL IT ON eBAY!

eBay has been around the world wide web for years and it’s where the world goes to shop, sell and give. They are one of the world’s top online marketplaces to offer a easy-breezy shopping and selling experience for buyers and sellers.

And now that Spring is here, it’s time to really take advantage of the experience to selling your unwanted items. There’s no limit to what you can sell on eBay. Here are just some of the things, but not limited to, items that you can sell:

  • Electronics
  • Fashion Apparel
  • Collectibles
  • Sporting Goods
  • Digital Cameras
  • Baby Items

You can actually use their handy-dandy fee calculator to see how much you could potentially get for your item(s).

Here are some quick steps to sell your unwanted items and turn it into some CASH on eBay:

  • List and sell it (you’ll need an eBay account – it’s easy and fast to set one up!)
  • Ship it
  • Get PAID (get your money FAST via PayPal – their preferred method)

Read here for ALL the specifics.

Go get them coins girl!

Ching! Ching!

2. SELL IT ON ThredUP!

I tend to come across a lot of stuff when I’m doing research for my blog posts.

One of the companies that stood out to me is an online consignment company for women and kids, ThredUP! Guess whose the founder of this woman-driven company – A MAN!

Go figure!

Here are some accepted items you can sell:

  • Women’s clothing
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Maternity clothes
  • Plus-sized clothes
  • Junior-sized clothes
  • Girls’ clothes
  • Boys’ clothes

Let’s use our God-given sense for a quick sec. Your garments must be in GREAT condition.

Remember, when they buy from you, they SELL the items. So, if you are on the consumer end of this deal, would you buy a garment that actually looked second-hand?

Nah, I seriously doubt it.

You can sell your like-new clothes to them and allow it to become a treasure to someone else. Fair deal.

One of their motto’s is, “Secondhand Clothes. Firsthand Fun.” Pretty straight-forward and savvy, right?

Believe it or not, a lot of your favorite celebrities rock second-hand clothes – you will never know the difference.

And if you really think about it, some clothes in your closet still have the tags on them, so when people buy them, they will really be new garments because it’s never been worn.

I’m really “wowed” with the process. Check out this quick video to see the selling process in action:

As with eBay, you can use the payout estimator to see how much cash you can possibly rake in!

Quick steps to sell your unwanted items and turn into some CASH on ThredUP:

  • Order a Clean Out Kit from them
  • Fill the bag with items that you are wanting to sell and then ship
  • GET PAID. If your items sell, you can store the credit on thredUP (to buy something later), donate to a cause or simply have them transfer to your PayPal account.

Read here for ALL the specifics.

Go get them coins girl!

Ching! Ching!

3. SELL IT ON DECLUTTR!

The name speaks for itself – Declutter!

Another great online marketplace to sell unwanted items.

Here’s what they will buy from you:

  • Games
  • DVD’s
  • Blu Ray’s
  • CD’s
  • Electronic devices (cell phones, tablet’s, etc.)
  • Gaming devices/equipment

I know you have some of the above items laying around and not being used. Since we are in the tech era, some of the devices you stuffed in your closet and tucked away just as soon as that new version of the latest Galaxy or iPhone was released.

C’mon you know what I’m talking about.

When the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge came out, I kicked my Galaxy S5 to the curb! Now, I realize I can sell it and make some fast cash!

Decluttr’s process goes a little something like this:

  • Go to their website and enter the items’ barcode OR scan the code using their app, then get an instant price for your stuff!
  • Pack your items into a box
  • Ship to them for FREE!
  • CASH, CASH, CASH!

Read here for ALL the specifics.

Go get them coins girl!
Ching! Ching!

If you have not noticed by now, all these companies use PayPal. Sign up for an account. It’s quick, easy and FREE.

4. SELL IT IN YOUR YARD!

Maybe you are just not into all the digital age of selling online and then packing and shipping.

You can always stick to a traditional route just by selling all that old junk in your own yard.

I remember growing up, all it took was for my aunt to find out about a yard sell and she will be the first one there to sift thru all the good stuff!

Here are a few benefits:

  • You can negotiate with the buyer
  • Get your money on the spot – CASH!
  • Get rid of the items faster
  • No shipping
  • No packing

Since you are going to be selling from the yard, you have to promote it! Right?

My aunt knew all about those yard sales because she saw signs posted up everywhere throughout the neighborhood.

I am big on promoting. I mean, how do you think you’re reading this post?  You were lead from one of my promotions, right? And, I am in TV sales, so I know a thing or two about selling and promoting (inserts eye wink)

So, in this case, you are going to need some yard signs with stakes, and you’ll need some markers and flyers.

I am the parent to a very active 9-year-old son, so I put him to work.

If I had a yard sale, I will definitely have him going around the neighborhood installing the yard signs onto the street corners. He’ll make out the flyers and post them too.

You want your yard to look inviting and organized to make people want to come by and shop!

I strongly advise ordering signs from Dollar Tree to get some simple, cheap items like yard signs, clothes hangers, and bins, to setup your yard like a open-house invitation. Their website is user-friendly.

Just to add a little dose of technology to the promoting mix, another suggestion is to email my good friends and tell them all about it so they can help you get the word out!

Junk, be gone!

Go get them coins girl!

Ching! Ching!

Now that I have armed you will these four ways to get some extra cash, I hope you start your strategies to spring cleaning!

I hope this motivated you to go into those scary closets, spooky basements, messy garages and creepy attics and get ta SELLING!

Smooches!

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Veronica Green
Entertainment addict - yes! Celebrity gossip - NO! I blog about all things entertainment and lifestyle , which includes, but not limited to: new music, movies, TV shows, books, parenting, food, finance tips, etc. Blog Xpressions caters to and celebrates women! We like to empower, educate and enrich lives!
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