Sometimes necessity can be the mother of thinking creatively. Do you want more money? Would it help you to have more cash in your bank account? The answer is probably yes in almost every case. But what creative way can you get more money without getting a raise at your regular job? How about trying to sell the things that you don’t need? Take a good hard look at what you use and what is required for survival, and start minimizing down to that level.
So what are some things that you can sell? Get rid of your old electronics that you don’t use anymore. If you have an extra car, figure out if you can sell it for some cash. If you have jewelry you don’t wear or doesn’t feel necessary, take it to a pawnshop. If you go through your wardrobe and see clothes that you haven’t worn any year, maybe take them to a store where you can sell the more beautiful pieces. Getting rid of things and getting money at the same time is a win-win situation.
Sell Your Old Electronics
If you have tape players, VCRs, old stereos, old game consoles that you don’t use anymore – take them somewhere to try to sell them. Create an online eBay store so that people can search for what you have and order it from you through the Internet. You would be amazed at the kinds of things the people want and how much they’re willing to pay for it. But, you have to make it available, and you have to be able to describe it appropriately. That’s the key to getting rid of electronics.
Get Rid of Your Extra Car
For some more significant amounts of cash, if you have an extra car, think about selling it for cash. If you don’t need it to get around, then what is it doing just idling in your driveway? Find a place that buys cars for cash, and see if they’re willing to make you an offer. If it seems reasonable, then you will leave the car lot with money in your pocket and one less vehicle to worry about. It is a great way to minimize what you have that’s unnecessary.
Pawn Your Jewelry
If you are someone who has collected jewelry over the years, you might be surprised at how much it’s worth. But, the question then turns into, is it better to have the jewelry, or is it better to have the money that the jewelry is worth? If you think that you need cash more at this point in your life, then take that jewelry to a pawnshop, or maybe even send it to one of those companies that pay you money for gold? It’s all about priorities at that point.
Clothes You Haven’t Worn In a Year
Look through your wardrobe. Are there any clothes that you haven’t worn in the last year? If you have nice clothes – good pairs of jeans, high-quality suits or dresses, designer clothing of any sort – that’s the kind of clothing that you might take to a consignment shop or secondhand store and get some real cash for. You probably won’t get as much out of it as you’ve spent on it, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get a good profit by selling the right clothes to the right person at the right time. If the price isn’t right, you can always try a different consignment store some other time.