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Decluttering Pays

March 19th, 2015 at 02:35 pm

We have spent a couple days of spring break decluttering my youngest daughter's room in preparation for our home sale and move. We moved here when she turned 12...literally moved in on her birthday. Unpacking boxes far enough to find items to bake cake! Smile She is now 14 going on 15. The things she uses has changed dramatically. She wasn't readay to part with some sentimental stuffed animals, but a few did leave. We found outgrown clothes, old dance costumes that wouldn't fit, lots of junk and trinkets that have no meaning to her any longer.

In the pile of stuff was a Build A Bear gift card with a balance of $2.74. She didn't even care about the money, but I thought snowflake! I listed it yesterday for sale on Raise.com for $2.45. It already sold! I'm eligible for $2.08, which I request as a check since it was under the $5 minimum for PayPal and I didn't really want to add my checking account information. It was a great experience. I highly recommend!

In decluttering our basement earlier this year my husband let go of lot of old Army uniforms, boots and so forth. I sold a good majority of it on eBay probably netting about $270! See? Decluttering pays!!

If you want to see what I've been up to as far as decluttering and organizing don't forget to stop by my other blog Your Organized Friend.

Have you ever found anything while decluttering that 'paid' you money? Have you sold gift cards online?

7 Responses to “Decluttering Pays”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    That is an impressive amount of money Smile

  2. chloe Says:

    It's nice to get paid for getting rid of things you want gone!

  3. frugalredhead Says:

    You know, I have decluttered my house and sold a lot of stuff (and made probably $3000 since last year) but I never thought about all of the gift cards in my wallet!

    I have gift cards for Macys, a TON of them for Coldstone Creamery, and various others that I would really have to go out of my way to use. I think the one for Macys has about $7 on it, and so I'd have to spend money on something I didn't really need in order to use it up! What a great idea!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Nice job! Our new neighborhood has a big yard/garage sale in May, so I'm going to save my decluttering for then. Hopefully we can clear out junk and make a bit of money as well as getting to know our neighbors some more! Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    @frugalredhead, use my link for Raise. I do get $5 if you purchase or sell something...and you get cash in your wallet of a different form. We were never going to use that Build a Bear gift card again. Now if you give me other gift cards...I would probably use them!

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    @ceejay, our little town has a city wide sale in May as well. If I'm not busy I may put some things out for a little while that day. Garage sales with friends are the best since it becomes more about the socialization that the money...and sales are great motivators!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is some good decluttering!

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