Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaningIt’s that time of year again when it’s time to do a spring cleaning of your house. Before you take out the trash can and throw out everything you no longer need, consider these options that can earn you a bit of money while also helping out the earth by not adding to the landfills:

  • eBay: Sell yourself or if you don’t have the time, locate a a trading assistant to do it for you.
  • Craigslist: Especially useful for large items and items you aren’t sure will sell.
  • Garage Sale: A fun family event that will clear everything out in a weekend.
  • Donate: Take the stuff to your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or other similar store and get a tax right off next spring.
  • Sell Directly: Certain items like books, CDs, DVDs and cell phones can be sold directly to stores for a bit of cash.
  • Trade: Books, CDs, DVDs and the like can also be traded on many sites for ones that you want.
  • Leave Outside: No money here, but it still keeps your stuff out of the landfill. Place “free stuff’ on it and leave it on the sidewalk in many areas and all the clutter will be gone in a day.
  • Freecycle: Another option that won’t make you money, but will help the environment by keeping your unneeded items out of the dump.
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2 Responses to Spring Cleaning

  1. Teri says:

    Freecycle is just the most awesome thing ever. You don’t know how many things that in the past I had resorted to throwing away, that now I can Freecycle. You name it, someone probably wants it. LOL.

    I hate adding to the landfills and have been very pleased that my junk has become other people’s treasures, many people very thankful for things that charity would not take. Broken dryer, stones for the garden, used pet cages, old rusted BBQ grill, used gift cards for art projects, etc. I have also freecycled a lot of nice stuff out of convenience. Usually can get someone to come pick up something within a day. So when I am in a big spring cleaning mode and just want to be rid of something – Freecycle it is. Will be gone in hours…

    Very nice and thankful community.

  2. It is certainly that time of year again.

    I use spring cleaning not only as a time to get rid of the piles of stuff that have accumulated over the year. I also use it as a time of charity.

    Even if I sell items, I give the proceeds to charity.

    My feeling is that since I have so much stuff to get rid of rather than take cash for items sold why not donate it. Spring and summer is a time when many charities such as food banks are forgotten and really need help replenishing their shelves.

    Just something to think about…

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