October 05, 2010

12 Great Ways To Turn Your Clutter Into Cash

Once we've decluttered, there is always the decision as to where your items will go. A fellow organizer Daria DeCooman, "Adios Clutter!" Organizing; National City, CA sent this, and I thought I would share it with you.
The current issue of the magazine "First for women" (Oct. 18, 2010) features the article "12 genius ways to turn your clutter into cash." This article offers suggestions and advice regarding how to get rid of unwanted items and get some cash or new goods in return.

Here's a recap of the list presented in the article:
1. Recyclables: Mentions the site which offers a program weighing recyclables and awarding in return points good at retailers
2. Sporting equipment: Mentions the site offering cash for up to 30% of items' resale value
3. Cosmetic containers: Mentions the facts that Estee Lauder's Origins stores accept cosmetic containers for recycling and that returning six used MAC Cosmetics containers to a MAC store leads to a free lipstick
4. Cell phones: Mentions the site which offers cash for outdated phones
5. Video games: Mentions the site which offers credit usable at local GameStop stores
6. DVDs and CDs: Mentions the site which offers cash for disks in good condition
7. Hobby equipment: Suggests that folks looking to donate used supplies or equipment reach out to special-interest groups accessible via
8. Unused gift cards: Mentions the fact that will buy unused gift cards with a minimum balance of $25 (per card)
9. Jewelry: Suggests visiting a reputable jeweler and mentions the site, where one can find names of certified jewelers
10. Electronics: Mentions the site which offers cash for electronics that power on
11. Books: Mentions which offers cash as well as free FedEx shipping labels
12. Memorabilia: Mentions which offers information on eBay's new registered drop-off locations facilitating sale of items on eBay

I hope this helps you! We'd love for you to leave a comment if you have other places you would like to add or just want to share a thought...


  1. Whether you have paper, plastic bottles, glass, garden waste or batteries, by disposing of them in recycling bags you can make a massive difference to the world.
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  2. is also a great site where you can recycle and sell your electronics. I sold to them my phones and gave me a good pay :)

  3. Turning your clutter into money is possible. Those ways can really help you save money. Keep it up!

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