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

3 of 8
Rack of used clothing in thrift store

Bring Items to the Consignment Shop


If you have higher quality items, like purses or shoes, or a lot of the same items, like baby clothes, you might have some luck selling them at your local consignment or second-hand store. Some stores will give you money up front; others will pay you when your item sells (you'll typically receive around 20-30 percent of what it sold for.)

Keep in mind that a second-hand store might not accept all of your items — the condition and quality of the items matter. If you have several stores in your vicinity, shop around to see who will take your stuff and give you the best price. Ask your kids to put a price on the items they'd like to sell. How much do they think it's worth? What's the lowest price they're willing to sell it for? It's a good lesson in learning the value of their possessions and how to compromise with others.

Next: Take Out a Newspaper Ad

highlights

10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! If your child has a nut allergy or his school has banned peanut butter, try these tasty and safe nut-free lunches.

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!

Top 12 Fundraising Ideas
Need some new ideas for raising big money for your child’s school or team? Check out the best school fundraisers, suggested and reviewed by parents like you!

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