Make Money This Spring

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Spring is coming. At least I hope it is….I’m tired of all this cold weather.

What does spring mean for me? Yard sales and spring cleaning!! (Not so much cleaning…)

I am setting up a community yard sale for our new community sometime next month. I love to clean out my house and make a few extra dollars at the same time. We did one in the fall and I promised I would get another one going in the spring. We had about fifteen households participate last time and am looking to double that number. Our community is still growing so we have new families moving in every week.

One thing about having a yard sale I don’t like is not getting the price you think you should get for an item. Or how about when the sale is over and you still have stuff left…. I normally donate everything right away but sometimes I wish I could get a little cash for it. You know how many DVDs and video games we have that no one watches or plays with anymore? A lot.

One alternative to donating these items is to sell them on-line. I found this website MusicMagPie.com that will buy your unwanted DVDs, Blue Rays, CDs and Video Games for cash! Looking through the site it looks easy enough and you ship them free. Just type in the item’s barcode and you can see how much money you will get.

There are also some places on-line you can sell your child’s clothing. I have not tried this either. Most of my daughter’s clothes are yard sale finds and they get pretty beat up. But I do have some pretty dresses and clothes hardly ever worn. I may look into this after my next sale instead of just donating. Although I do like to give back. ________________________________________________________________________________________

 

What do you do with your unwanted items? Do you have a yard sale? Just donate?

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. We are having a yard sale this April!

  2. I donate

  3. I’m actually gonna tell my boyfriend about that site so he can see what all these old albums are worth that he has laying around.

  4. We have done yard sales but they are SO much work. Lately I just donate.

  5. that’s cool they will buy that stuff. Sometimes yard sales just don’t cut it and you’re still left with stuff you dont want

  6. I always have good intentions of having a garage sale but then the clutter annoys me so I take a trip to Goodwill 🙂

  7. I do both depending on what the item is.

  8. this is a great idea.

  9. I’m already planning one at my house!

  10. I’m definitely having a yard sale this year!

  11. My husband wants to do a garage sale but we typically just donate to local charities. It’s easier for us.

  12. oh yea, we just had one of our own!

  13. I am long overdue to have a yardsale.

  14. Getting to the point I would rather just donate that way I don’t have to have it pile up until I have enough for a yard sale.

  15. It was in the 90’s here yesterday, so it’s definitely Spring! I wish I could do a yard sale but I don’t have anywhere to put stuff while I clear it out so I just donate. BUT yard sales are awesome & the one time I did one I made $500 in two half-days!

  16. I want to get a table at the swap shop so bad, but week after week, it hasn’t happened. 🙂

  17. Sounds like a great resource. I have some things I need to get rid of.

  18. Good luck!