Home > Mom's Life > Managing Your Home > Getting Organized > Cleaning > Cha-Ching! 7 Ways to Make Money by De-cluttering Your Home

Slideshow Iconslideshows MORE


Cha-Ching! 7 Ways to Make Money by De-cluttering Your Home

by Lindsay Hutton

Green is the color of spring... and MONEY! So if you've got the itch to clean up and de-clutter, why not make a little extra cash while you're at it? These simple ideas can help you make money while you get organized at the same time. And don't forget to get the kids to help!

1 of 8
Handmade yard sale sign leaning on brick wall

Have a Yard Sale

Having a yard sale is a lot of work, but it's a lot easier if you make it a family affair. Set aside a weekend and have each member of your family commit to "donating" a certain number of items to your selling pile. Involving your kids is a great way to teach them about money, and to show them how hard work can pay off in the form of cash. Remember to place an ad in your local newspaper or community website and post signs around town alerting others of your sale — more advertising means more people will show up!

If you live in a neighborhood, ask your neighbors if they are interested in having a community garage sale. If you have more people involved, you'll generate more stuff (and interest from outsiders!), so you'll likely make a little more if it's a joint effort.

Next: Sell Online


Where Should Newborns Sleep?
We've rounded up all the alternatives and considerations to make a safe choice for your new addition.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

5 Tips to Help Make Your Child Self-Sufficient
Follow these tips to help your child become self-sufficient, and help him learn the skills he'll need to take care of himself.

Ready for Kindergarten?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks