X

Contact Us:

Make cash from your trash

How a clear-out can lead to cash


Need some spare spending power, or simply fancy some new clothes?

A lot of people are searching for a way to make extra cash these days. If you’re one of them, you might find yourself scouring help wanted adverts for odd jobs or asking around for a part-time gig. But you could find just what you need by looking a little closer to home--or in your home, actually.

Clearing out your house can be the perfect way to make cash; it also serves the purpose of tidying your home to make room for new items, which gives you more than one excuse to pare down your belongings. The potential for selling unwanted things is vast, and in order to be successful, you’ll need to know where to start. Here are a few tips.

Out with the old, in with the new

A common starting place for people who are looking to bring in some extra money is clothing. Vintage shops are a great place to sell your unwanted clothing, accessories, and jewellery. What’s even better is that you know your clothing will find a good home (instead of being thrown in the dumpster) and you could even get store credit in exchange for your goods, which will come in handy if you’re a vintage lover yourself.

That’s entertainment!

Entertainment items are often overlooked when it comes to making cash, but this can be a goldmine. If you have unwanted or unused DVDs, CDs, or even videogames, turn to the Internet to help you sell them. Popular sites like Gumtree or Ebay can help you easily get rid of these items for a profit, and all it requires is setting up a personal account and uploading some information about your items. Once you receive interested buyers, however, you’ll be responsible for shipping the discs to them.

An easier way to sell discs is to use a buyback service that enables you to sell your CDs, DVDs, or games in bulk. For example, MusicMagpie is an online service that is a one-stop shop for users selling DVDs online for cash (or CDs and games, if you have them). This site buys discs in bundles and even takes care of the shipping for you.

Be honest with yourself about what you really want to keep

If you’re an avid reader, you can even take things a step further and make money by selling your old books. These may not be as easy to get rid of as your digital items, but using a user-driven selling site like Amazon gives you a way to provide good books to other readers at a discounted price. You may also consider taking all of your old books to a used bookstore, which gives you the benefit of being able to negotiate a price for your literary gems. And don’t forget about those old university textbooks, which are far easier to sell if you contact a nearby post-secondary institution..

Technology is your friend!

Gone are the days when people had to plan rummage sales and devote an entire weekend to selling all of their old hand-me-downs. New technology has made earning cash from your unwanted pieces a breeze. In fact, you might even consider doing it on a regular basis just to keep the house neat and orderly and maintain a steady flow of regular income. Clearing out your house is the perfect job because it allows you to work for yourself, control the inventory, and reap all of the returns.

This article was written by guest writer, Michael Edmondstone. You can find his personal site at MichaelEdmondstone.blogspot.com


dvds
X
 
  1. The promotion is open to residents of the UK aged 13 or over.
  2. To enter the competition you must be following MagicFreebiesUK on Twitter at the time of the prize draw. The Twitter handle to follow is @UKMagicFreebies
  3. There is 1 prize. The prize will be EITHER a £50 Boots Gift Card, £50 Amazon Gift Card, Cadbury Hamper or £50 Ticketmaster Gift Card. If the advertised prize is not available, we reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  4. The image used is for representational purposes only and the contents of the prize may differ from that shown.
  5. To enter the competition followers must Manually Retweet the prize they wish to win. There are four prizes to chose from with one official promotional competition tweet per prize. They will start with the word PRIZE. Other promotional tweets referring to the competition do not need to be Retweeted by participants in order to enter, these are for promotional purposes only. Followers may Retweet all four prizes if they wish.
  6. The promotional period will run from 09:00 on 19/04/2013 to 23:59 on 26/04/2013. The Official Promotional Competition Tweet with the most Manual Retweets will be given away to one Retweeter. The prize draw will take place at 17:00 on 26/04/2013 and every participant that has Manually Retweeted the competition tweet will be entered into the draw. Participants must be following MagicFreebiesUK on Twitter at the time of the draw.
  7. The winner will be chosen at random and notified on 26/04/2013 by Direct Message and Tweet on Twitter. A UK address will be requested. If the chosen winner of the competition cannot be contacted within 7 days of attempting to do so or de-follows before a delivery address has been confirmed the promoter reserves the right to withdraw prize entitlement and award the prize to another follower.
  8. The Promoter's decision is final in all respects. No further correspondence will be entered into.
  9. Entries that are deemed to have been submitted by using multiple Twitter accounts will be disqualified from entry.
  10. The winner may be required to participate in publicity related to this Promotion.
  11. The Promoter reserves the right to amend or withdraw the Promotion in total or in part at any time in the event of proven or suspected fraudulent misuse of the entry mechanic or other significant technical or legal issues beyond the control of the Promoter.
  12. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.
  13. The Promoter will not pass the winner's personal details to any other organisation without their permission, except for the purposes of running this Promotion.
  14. By entering, Participants have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
  15. Promoter: MagicFreebiesUK, 28-30 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU13EL

Terms & Conditions - Pick Your Own Prize competition!