Spring is the best time of year to get rid of the clutter collected during the rest of the year and by doing so, make a little extra cash for your Summer adventures. Cleaning out the clutter in your home is an important step in making your home feel comfortable and more livable. There are many different ways that you can do this, but the first step is always the most difficult. If you’re looking to start fresh this year and make a little extra money, keep reading for great tips on how you can declutter your home and make a little extra on the way.
The Big Clear Out
The very first portion of your spring cleaning haul will be to go through everything in your home, one room at a time. This can be done at varying levels of intensity, but for the most items to clean out, it’s best to pick one room, and start from there. When going through your belongings, it’s best to start with three separate boxes. Know what you can keep and what you can discard, and what you can sell. Consider recycling electronics that you are not in good enough condition to sell after erasing any sensitive information. By separating your items into these three separate categories, it will simplify the experience and make it easier to see what you have.
Don’t Keep What You Don’t Use
One of the most common problems that people run into when they’re looking to organize their homes and get rid of extra items is that they keep things that they don’t use because of a perceived quality or value. However, it’s important to understand that the space and money you could be potentially receiving from replacing that item is more valuable than the item itself. Items in our lives come and go and valuing what you have and truly use is one of the most important functions of creating a space that is free of clutter.
While yard sales and consignment shops are a popular choice for people looking to declutter at once, if it’s a continual process for you, it might be a good idea to sell your items online. Not only will this give you the chance to make more money because you’ll be selling to a larger audience, it could simplify the process and you can sell more items.