It is easy to find yourself deep in a build-up of extra bits and bobs indoors. This can cost you space — and peace of mind.
So why not try to get back some of what you have spent on these unwanted items by upcycling or selling them?
Here are my favourite ways to add extra money to the kitty from a good clear-out.
Phones: If you have several spare phones tucked away in a drawer somewhere, like most of the population, you could be sitting on some cash. At compare-mymobile.com or musicmagpie.co.uk, you can find out how much you could get for your old phone. For example, I found that I could get £60 for my 64GB iPhone 6 Plus from MusicMagpie.
Fashion: As the seasons change, so does your wardrobe. The average selling price for a handbag on eBay is £45, and I bet you have at least two you could sell. Men’s coats and jackets are also a win on eBay, with an average selling price of £48.
Electricals: It is best to ask in your local gaming stores how much they would pay for your electricals. For example, you could get £19 in CeX for a PS4 Dual Shock 4 (2016) controller. GAME has a trade-in option for you to sell “pre-loved” games and consoles. It will make you some money — and create more room for new games.
Books: There are plenty of books that even the keenest readers will never open again. Rather than leaving them on the shelves gathering dust, go to webuybooks.co.uk and you can get an instant valuation just by entering the book’s barcode.
Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.