How to Make Money Cleaning Your Home
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How to Make Money Cleaning Your Home

Looking for a way to make a little extra cash? Start by cleaning your home! Learn how to make money cleaning your home in this informative post.

How to Make Money Cleaning Your Home

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I am all about finding extra cash. I need all the money I can get right now because we are trying to remodel our house and it’s not cheap! Could you use some extra cash, too?

Cleaning is something we all have to do whether we want to or not. Every room in the house needs a good cleaning every now and then, not to mention getting rid of a few things we’ve been holding on to for years. Instead of looking at cleaning in such a negative way, why not think of cleaning as a way to make some extra cash?

(Check out my declutter series and find out how to declutter the rooms in your home quickly!)

Make Money Cleaning Your Home

While you are cleaning your home look for any spare change laying around. Maybe keep a jar next to your while you are cleaning to put the change in.

I tend to find spare change in these spots in my home:

  • Couch cushions or under the couch
  • Pants pockets
  • Landry room – usually in the washing machine because I don’t check pants’ pockets (oops!)
  • Kid’s room

I keep a jar on a shelf over my washer and dryer and whenever I find spare change in the washing machine I put it in the jar.

Take Advantage of Receipts

After grocery shopping, scan your receipts into cash-back apps to put money back in your pocket. Fetch and Ibotta are great apps to start off with. CoinOut is another great one because they accept any receipt while most of them only accept grocery store receipts. I’m sure you have some receipts filling up your pockets or your purse!

See the list of my favorite cash-back apps!

Make Money Cleaning Your Closet

I don’t know about you, but my closet has a way of overflowing after a while. Take some time to clean out and declutter all the clothes closets in your home.

Take your clothes to a consignment shop or sell them online with the PoshMark app or through ThredUp. Facebook Marketplace is another great place to sell your used clothes, especially when it comes to kid’s clothes. I used to take my daughter’s clothes to a consignment shop and get paid for them. I actually made quite a bit of money! This is a great way to make money cleaning!

Find out what happens to your clothes when you donate them!

Make Money Cleaning Your Bookshelf

I have a slight addiction to books. Recently I had to go through my bookshelves and do some downsizing. I had a huge bookshelf full of books in my living room and shelves on my bedroom wall overflowing with more books. Not to mention the books that were hiding in baskets under the living room end tables.

Clean your bookshelf and make a pile for those books you no longer need or want. Sell them on Amazon or Ebay. It’s easy to make money cleaning your bookshelf.

Check out my post on how to get books free or cheap!

Declutter DVD’s and CD’s

We have a ton of DVD’s and CD’s that we no longer use. They are sitting around collecting dust and taking up space. Years ago we took the DVD’s out of their cases and put them into a binder to save space and keep them organized. Now that we have Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime, we never watch the DVD’s.

Sort through your DVD’s and CD’s and use the Decluttr app to sell them. It’s easy and fast – you ship to them for free and they pay you immediately. How much you get paid depends on the item.

Have a Yard Sale

While you are cleaning your home, place all the unwanted items in a box and set a goal to have a yard sale at a certain time and date. Yard sales are the best way to make a lot of money quicker than the above methods. We had a yard sale a few years ago and while we didn’t sell everything, we did enjoy putting some extra cash back into our pockets.

Have you found money while cleaning your home? Where are the best places in your house to find money? I’d love to know!

How to Make Money Cleaning Your Home
Make Money Cleaning Your Home
How to make money cleaning your home
Make Money Cleaning Your Home

45 Comments

  1. These are great ideas, Michelle! I really need to have a wardrobe declutter soon to make some space for summer clothes, I have wayyy too many jumpers! I keep a spare change jar as well, it’s amazing how quickly it all adds up. Thanks for sharing your suggestions, fab post! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I try to go through my closet in the spring and the fall when I’m switching from summer to winter clothes. πŸ™‚ Having a spare change jar is a great idea! It does add up quickly!

  2. The Eclectic Contrarian

    When you go on vacation or stay somewhere, look in the cushions and stuff around the room. But be careful! Lol

    1. Michelle

      That’s a great idea! I never thought of that! Thanks for the warning. πŸ˜€

      1. The Eclectic Contrarian

        You might find something good and you might find something bad lol!!!

        1. Michelle

          🀣🀣🀣

  3. Michelle, I may not make much “real” money, but cleaning a home brings comfort and satisfaction that is precious and uplifting to one’s spirit and being.

    1. Michelle

      I would have to agree with you there. I don’t like when everything is messy and cluttered. It stresses me out. Thank you for sharing that! πŸ™‚

  4. Timelesslady

    Great ideas…I have many of the same stashes of dvd’s, cd’s and books that you do. I still watch the dvd and cd’s, and read the books…but there are some I could give away and never miss.

    1. Michelle

      It’s very hard for me to part with certain books, especially my favorites! πŸ˜€

      1. Timelesslady

        I have some from childhood I will still pick up and read now and then…or listen to as an audiobook. Anne of Green Gables is a favorite Audio listen for me.

  5. Brilliant ideas! I’m very bad at decluttering to be honest, but perhaps I’ll have a fresh look at things now.

    1. Michelle

      Maybe seeing decluttering as putting extra cash in your pocket will get you motivated. πŸ˜€

  6. I tell the kids I’m keeping any cash I find lying about as a tip! πŸ™‚

    1. Michelle

      That’s a great idea! πŸ˜€

  7. Wow Michelle thanks! This is very helpful. I could definitely use some extra cash lol.

    1. Michelle

      Thank you, Dawn! πŸ™‚

  8. Great post! I used to go to consignment shops a lot, and have sold a few items through there.

    Can I ask on a totally unrelated note: why do you include several pins in your posts rather than just one? I’m wondering if I should be doing that too!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I love consignment shops. They’re pretty much nonexistent around here now. πŸ™

      I read this post by Conversion Minded that said having more than one pin helps with traffic. Here’s the link in case you’d like to check it out. https://conversionminded.com/blog-checklist/ She has a lot of good info. πŸ™‚

      1. Interesting, thanks! I’m checking it out now!

        1. Michelle

          Thank you so much! πŸ˜€

  9. Great ideas MIchelle, I have beautiful purses that I don’t use but haven’t gotten rid of them, they’re just taking up space and collecting dust in my closet. Giving them to a consignment store is a great idea. thanks

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I have a slight addiction to bags and purses, so I can understand that. πŸ˜€

  10. Finding loose change is something that hasn’t happened to me in years. When I was little I remember always rummaging behind the sofa cushions and I’d usually find something!
    I use one of those receipt apps, a UK version, to snap old receipts, too.
    Great tips, not bad for cleaning, decluttering & making some extra pennies πŸ˜€
    Caz xx

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! When I was little I used to always walk around with my head down looking for change whenever we went to the grocery store. I’d feel lucky if I found some, but then I would kind of feel like I was stealing when I took it. πŸ˜€

  11. I hope, that you can collect all what you need, this is great way to clean the house, heheπŸ€—

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! πŸ˜€ It does make cleaning seem more worth it!

      1. How much have you found?πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

        1. Michelle

          Over the years I’ve actually collected a jar’s worth! πŸ˜€

          1. Made me laughπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  12. I’m into anything that can make me a few extra pennies! These are some great tips! De-cluttering my bookshelves would be a great place to start! And I really need to get rid of all those CDs and DVDs I don’t play anymore! xxxx

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! It’s nice when you realize that while you are decluttering you can make a little bit of extra money. πŸ˜€

  13. Great ideas, Michelle. I’m not sure we have cash back apps here in South Africa. I couldn’t part with a single book or CD though, and my clothes are usually so worn out I’m unable to even give them away. Emptying my husband’s pockets had always been lucrative though!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I’m learning that a lot of countries don’t have apps like these. I’m sure your husband’s pockets have some interesting things in them. At least my husband’s do! πŸ˜€ Sometimes I don’t know how he walks with all that change in there!

  14. ThredUp is a great idea! We never gave that a thought for making some extra $$$!

    1. Michelle

      Thank you! I’m glad I could help! πŸ™‚

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