Spring cleaning to make money

SpringCleanIt’s almost here! The snow is melting (a little) and the thermometer is creeping up (a little). I’m tempted (more than a little) to throw open the windows and let the breeze flow through.

Which makes me think about shaking out the winter dust…literally.

The seasonal purge

Use this change in season to get rid of old stuff that you’re not going to use. Not only does clutter not look so good, it seriously impinges on your organizational skills.

Part of a good budget involves knowing what you need and what you already have. You might even be able to make a little bit of extra cash if there are items that you can sell. What you can’t sell, donate to charity. Someone will want it.

Clean out the junk drawer

True story. I did this in a rather bored moment last weekend. However, I am pleased to report that I hit the motherlode of treasures. Not only did I find about a million pens (as a former waitress, I hoard pens like gold) I found some paper items that I thought I’d lost.

We are upon tax season, which means the more receipts you have to claim the better. You never know what’s lurking in that junk drawer.

Closet makeover

Time to switch seasonal gear (I get giddy when I can switch boots for flip flops). Not only will you create more space in your closet, you might be able to find a few things to trade in at your local consignment store to get yourself new duds for the new season (hint: if you are consignment shopping, only plan to trade in the items for the upcoming season).