How to make some cash from your clutter

Self -storage for personal use is the perfect place to store items you won’t use for long periods of time, or between seasons or when you’re moving house.

However, if you are using one long term, you will notice that instead of it being full of needed objects it will begin to fill with clutter. This can also apply to any household storage – and its time to get rid of the clutter and make some cash from it.


Don’t be afraid to let go of items – the simple trick is to ask yourself if you’ve used it in the last year or will ever use it in the next six months – If the answer is a no then discard of it. Also, question whether you’d actually miss the item. At the end of the day it comes back to your judgment – if you know you’re just keeping it out of guilt or sentiment then it’s up to you.

So now to making the cash. Go through the clutter and find things that can actually be sold on don’t try and sell items that are broken, torn, stained or damaged.

So where are the best places to get rid of rid of your clutter?
firstly, the best place to get rid odds and ends is by doing a yard sale – simply put your stuff out there for people to browse and buy. Hopefully, you’ll get rid of any odds and ends and earn yourself some cash by the end of the event.

Next up are the auction sites – these sites such as EBay are the best places to find a market for all your unwanted items. They’re easy to use and won’t take long in setting up. Simply create an account, take a few good snapshots of your items and let the bidding begin.

Charity shops, or otherwise shops that will give you a cut of the sale price would be a good place to start of get rid of some of the ‘unworn’ or barely worn used items you may have. We’ve all brought some clothing that’s a little too tight for motivation and never worn it – but sometimes it doesn’t work out, so get rid of it as soon as you can.

More local auction sites can be found such as Gumtree, or Facebook local groups. These can be a quicker and easier way to sell your items.

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