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Earn Extra Cash as You Organize Your World for Spring Cleaning

by on March 23, 2012

With Spring officially in the air, it’s time once again to get your life and home organized with a little spring cleaning. In addition to giving yourself a little peace in your home by removing the clutter, it’s also a good time to get a little extra cash in your pocket if you’re on a tight budget.

Your PowerWallet team wants to help you get the most out of spring cleaning this year with these helpful tips for how to save and earn some cash as you get your world organized…

Making Money

  • Have a yard sale or sell items on eBay. A big part of spring cleaning is getting rid of all that clutter in your home. If you need a little extra cash, think about holding a yard or garage sale to get a little bit of money back on the knick knacks you no longer want. If you live in an area where yard sale shopping isn’t a big weekend to-do, consider using an item resale website like eBay or Craig’s List. That way, you can at least recoup some of the cash you paid in the past to improve your budget now.
  • Sell old clothes and jewelry to a consignment store. Old clothes, shoes, jewelry and even some furniture can be taken to a consignment store to earn some extra cash. This is especially useful for kids, who often grow out of perfectly good clothes within a year. Taking old items to consignment shops now can help you get this season’s new fashions or improve your monthly finances.
  • Sell any old gift cards you find. Often during spring cleaning you may find old gift cards you received that simply got pigeon holed away. If you cannot get any value out of them, sell them online! Someone else is bound to be able to use them.  If all else fails, hit up a gift card exchange website to sell any gift cards you don’t want to use.

Saving Money

There are also various ways you can save money as you clean for spring. Here are some of our top money-saving tips:

  • A little elbow grease can save you money on cleaning products. Lots of people use more of their cleaning products to get things clean while avoiding any scrubbing. Putting a little elbow grease helps you use less of each cleaning product—and gets you a nice workout in the process!
  • Clean things now to avoid costly repairs later. Cleaning things like your air vents and dryer vents now can help you save on costly repairs in the future. The same is true for kitchen appliances – by thoroughly cleaning your large appliances and checking the pipes every six months, you can reduce repair costs down the road.
  • Get special home repair/improvement offers online. Many home improvement companies and contractors offer special deals online—especially around this time of year. Search PowerWallet Offers and all the online deal websites for home improvement offers to save big on those home upgrades you’ve wanted to make.  
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