From time to time you need to clean out your home and find things you can do away with. There are often many things that just become unused and that will never be used, but which for some reason are still not done away with.
A proper spring cleaning can help to overcome this, but now it’s summer and if you haven’t cleaned yet, you can do a summer cleaning instead.
Exactly what one can have lying at home varies a lot from person to person
Some have lots of clothes that are no longer used while others may have electronics, old cell phones and other such (especially those who constantly want the latest) and some may have outdoor gear, games or whatever.
The bottom line is that there are things that just remain lying and that will no longer be used. Some things you think you should use again, but if you are actually completely honest with yourself then you realize that it will not happen. Other things you already know for sure that you will not use but are a little too lazy to do something with.
There can even be some things if you actually use the occasional but still used infrequently for it to be worthwhile to leave the stuff and take up space in one’s home. In these cases, you can make a trade-off and get rid of some gadgets that you rarely use.
Large cleaning is good in many ways
Cleaning and cleaning is something you may need to do just to get rid of old things and crap that are never used. To get rid of unnecessary gadgets and make room for things that you actually benefit from. You can get a lot more space in the garage, storage room or in the attic / basement in this way. Or inside the home for that matter, in wardrobes, cabinets and drawers.
Getting the chance to clear and get rid of things is good for that reason, but there are other benefits as well. When you clean things up you have a few different options – you can throw them away (if it is total junk), you can give them away (eg clothes or other utility items) for charitable purposes and you can sell them.
Of course, many things can be thrown in right away, but if you have clothes or other things, you can always choose to donate them. Give to a clothing collection and your old garments, which you never use, will come in handy for someone who has a need. However, there is actually a lot to sell as well, which is one of the points I try to make here.
Sell your old gadgets and earn a living
What I really want to come to is that there are usually things at home that can be sold. Most have gadgets that are just unused, which have a perfectly good value if you try to sell them in the second hand market. It can be anything from cell phones and old video games to clothes, interior decorations, children’s gadgets or outdoor equipment. You can sell most of it nowadays.
Do you have any furniture that you have tired of or clothes that you will not use again? Try to sell them. It might not always be possible to get a lot of money for every thing, but if the alternatives available are to either just leave them in a dark corner and collect dust for eternity or just toss them straight off, then it sounds pretty good to get even a small coin.
In this way you can actually hit two flies in one fell swoop. You can clean and clean up your home, your holiday home, your garage or storage room etc and thus get more space, cleaner and finer. At the same time, you can make some money. This money can be seen as a pure bonus if you so wish.
There is a lot you can do if you have some extra money left over. Of course, it is nice to save the money, for example investing them in mutual funds or similar, or repay the mortgage. However, it may feel a little boring and it is of course ok to use the money to do something fun or buy something that you want. At least as long as you do not have a specific need to improve your finances, for example by paying off expensive loans.