What comes to mind when you think of this March 2nd holiday, National Old Stuff Day? Does it make you think of needing to get rid of old stuff you own? Actually, it’s the opposite. It’s a day celebrating old things, and there are a couple ways you can celebrate this obscure holiday:
As you can see, it’s a much more sentimental holiday than you might have first thought. However, with March 2nd being so close to the beginning of spring, why not use it as an opportunity to get a head start on some Spring Cleaning?
Do you have a lot of stuff cluttering up your home, stuff that you love and can’t live without? Every single item? Maybe before Christmas, but well-meaning family and friends may have given you a pile of gifts that you don’t need or want, but feel bad about returning. Why not start your Spring Cleaning by putting those unwanted items to better use? Here are five ways to purge your clutter and sell off your unwanted stuff for National Old Stuff Day:
How to purge your clothing: Chances are you have a lot of clothing in your closet you no longer need, wear or want. Or even worse, items you’ve worn once and decided you didn’t like it as much as when you saw it in the store. Take the time to go through your closet and identify which items you no longer want. If it helps, touch each piece of clothing to see what feelings crop up. If that item makes you smile and want to wear it again, keep it. If it makes you regret ever buying it, put it into the sell pile.
How to sell your clothing: Next, determine the condition of each item of clothing. This will help you decide where to take them:
How to purge your books and movies: With things like Kindle and Nook, you might have stopped reading paper books long ago. Similarly, with things like Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services, you might not use DVDs anymore. If you no longer use them, there’s a market for people who still do. Gather up those items and be prepare to sell them to the highest bidder for much less than you bought them for.
How to sell your books and movies: Much like with your unwanted clothing, you’ll want to determine the condition of each item. Now, you can decide where to take them:
How to purge your electronics: These days, there are a lot of outdated electronics, including old computers, outdated phones and CRT TVs. Chances are, you won’t use those items ever again, so there’s no point in keeping any of them stored away in your home. You might be surprised that there are people out there who still want and collect certain older model electronics, whether for parts or because they like vintage items.
How to sell your electronics: Like for the other categories, you’ll have to sort each item according to condition. You won’t be able to get much for things that aren’t in brand new, new, or like new condition:
How to purge your furniture: Did you just move into a new home or are you about to? You’ve probably thought about upgrading your furniture, even if you aren’t in the process of moving. So, perhaps it’s time to use National Old Stuff Day as the perfect excuse for getting rid of your dated furniture.
How to sell your furniture: Unlike other items in your home, it’s much more difficult to purge and sell furniture. However, there are numerous ways to profit off your unwanted furniture:
You probably have things that don’t fall anywhere in the afore mentioned categories, such as kitchen items, toys, crafting material, and more. These are perfect for something like a yard sale, eBay, LetGo, Craigslist, or local listings. The possibilities extend much further than that, but serve as great starting points.
Decluttering your home is helpful in many ways, whether for the profits or a roomier, cleaner, more peaceful place to live. On the other hand, you might have bigger things going on that you need help with. Perhaps you’ve recently come upon an emergency situation like a car repair or accident, a much-needed home repair, or medical bills. Possibly, all of your bills might have come due on the same day. If you identify with any of these, you might need something far more extensive than what you could get from a yard sale. If that’s the case, consider getting a title loan.
A title loan is a short-term lending option that lets you use your car as collateral for a loan up to $15,000. If you have a lien-free vehicle title that’s in your name, you could qualify for a title loan. Don’t think you could qualify because you have bad credit? Think again. Any credit is welcome, and you keep and drive your car while making the payments.
Think this could work for you? Go online and search for “title loans near me.” There are plenty of ways to use emergency cash, but nothing compares to the feeling of freeing yourself from the stress and anxiety that goes with having debts hanging over your head. Much like debt, clutter can add up the same way, slowly and insidiously over time until it is out of control. While it’s fine to celebrate treasures from yesterday that have actual sentimental or monetary value, you can’t put a price tag on how good it feels you rid yourself of junk.
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