Make money from your clutter

29 March 2013

'Spring-cleaning' is all well and good but sometimes the focus needs to shift to selling. Commit yourself to removing the clutter from your home and turn unwanted CDs, clothes and more into cash and the cleaning will look after itself.

1. Auction it off

As one of the best-known online marketplaces, often eBay can be a good place to start as it covers such a wide range of items – from clothes and appliances to more unusual sells.

But bear in mind, it's an auction place so unless you offer a 'Buy it now' price, you'll have to wait around for auctions to end – and you might end up disappointed if the fish don't bite or just take a nibble and offer you just a pound or two. On the plus side, you could earn much more than expected.

How to sell on eBay

2. Bulk sell

If selling and posting individual items at auction seems too much hassle, you can shift all your unwanted CDs, clothes and gadgets at

Enter the details of your stuff on the website for a quote, then drop off your items at one of the site's 'Send Shops' around the UK, usually in local convenience stores, or if you're selling a certain amount you'll qualify for a free courier service. The site has a minimum selling limit of 10 items.

3. Make money from old gadgets

For all those old mobiles kicking around the house, there is a host of dedicated sites to take care of your old phone for a reasonable price.

From Mazumamobile to Envirofone, the amount you get will depend on the make, model and condition of the phone, but it's environmentally friendly and can earn you a few hundred pounds for the right phone.

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