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.
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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 lying 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
- Laundry 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!
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 cashback 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!