How Spring Cleaning Can Help You Save and Earn Money

spring cleaningWhen the weather starts warm up and the sun starts to shine a little more, you know spring is on its way. Of course, with spring usually comes the time-honored tradition of spring cleaning. While this may be something you dread, it’s always wonderful to start the new season a little more organized and a little less cluttered. However, spring cleaning isn’t just great for your home, as it can also help you save and earn money. Here’s three ways spring cleaning is good for your bank account:

You’ll Maintain Your Home

When was the last time you thoroughly cleaned your refrigerator, cleaned your gutters, or even thoroughly dusted? It may sound like mind numbing are extraneous work, but it’ll save you money in the long run. By properly maintaining and cleaning your appliances you’ll prolong their lifespan. Meaning, you won’t have to replace them as often as you might sans cleaning. Use this time to take everything apart and deep clean all major items in your home.

Recycle & Trade Old Electronics

Don’t try to convince yourself that you might need these in the future. Chances are you haven’t use that old phone, T.V., or DVD player since you got a new one. One great option to is to recycle them if you don’t want the hassle of trying to sell them. Places like Best Buy have a retail-collection program, where you can earn a gift card when you recycle certain items that you can use towards future purchases. Of course, if you want to earn cash, you can always utilize EBay, Craigslist or trade-in sites like Gazelle. You can post your items, sell them, and earn extra cash without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Earn Money for Your Items

You’re bound to find hoards of things to get rid of when you spring-clean. Whether it’s clothes, household items, or decorations, there’s no need to let them go to waste. Instead, use this as an opportunity to make some extra cash and sell your old stuff. If you have clothes that you’ve barely worn, consignment stores, like Plato’s Closet are a great way to make money. For other items, you may want to consider hosting a garage sale. While this does require some extra effort, garage sale’s are a great way to get rid of all your unwanted gear, especially as the weather get’s warmer. It’s a great way to get rid of furniture, books and household décor that some consignment stores may not take or take a long period to get rid of.

Spring cleaning is a wonderful way to deep clean your life. You’ll be more organized, less cluttered and you’ll feel refreshed by clearing out all the unnecessary things you don’t need in your life. More than that, it’s an opportunity to earn some extra cash and possibly save yourself money in the end. Don’t underestimate the value of your belongings; after all, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

What are some of your spring cleaning tips? What are some ways you make money on your unwanted possessions?

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