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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!

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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

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