Spring has arrived, and with many people still staying home due to social distancing, it’s the perfect time to tackle spring cleaning. As part of gearing for a new season, put away the winter clothes and hang up your spring and summer clothes. As you are organizing your closet, why not also make a little extra cash? Here are three ways you can side hustle this spring.
1. Clothes You No Longer Wear
As you unpack your spring clothes to hang in your closet, it’s a given you’re going to find several items of clothing you haven’t worn in several years, yet you keep bringing them out. Maybe they aren’t that comfortable, or maybe they’re not the right color. Whatever the reason, release those clothes and let them look good on someone else. Consignment stores will have different times when they accept new clothes, and usually, they will only take what is currently in season. Selling clothes is a great way to fund part of your upcoming summer vacation, and if there isn’t a brick and mortar shop near you, you have the option of consigning online.
2. Mismatched and Broken Jewelry
While you’re cleaning the closet, also take the time to clean and organize your jewelry boxes and storage. Is there a gold earring or two that doesn’t have a match? Or a necklace that has a broken link? You’re hanging on to this jewelry like it’s going to repair itself or the match to that earring is going to come walking back. Another great option for earning extra cash is to sell broken gold jewelry. The great thing about gold is it always has value, no matter what it’s current state.
3. Old Electronics
You may have an old film camera, bag included, tucked away in your closet, or a game console from your college days, games included. These items are popular among the younger generation who appreciate retro technology. Just look at the comeback vinyl is making! Post these items where young people like to do their online bargain shopping, like Facebook Marketplace and Etsy.
As they say, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Hanging on to these old items isn’t doing you any good so why not let someone else enjoy them. Whether you sell broken gold jewelry or cash in on your collection of LPs, do something special with the cash you make, like splurging on a special amenity during your next vacation.