$500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway and Spring Money Saving Tips
Money Saving Tips for Spring Cleaning
It’s that time of year again. Yep, spring cleaning time. Now that winter is coming to an end do you feel like you need to open every window in your house and get rid of all the clutter that has accumulated over the past few months? I know I do. And I don’t want to spend a lot of money on cleaning supplies. Actually I would like to make some money on the things I don’t want or need any more. Here are a few suggestions.
Making your own cleaning supplies is easy and helps with expenses. Not only for spring cleaning, but year round.
Window cleaner: In an empty spray bottle – mix 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water, and 1 tablespoon vinegar.
Question: Do any of you use newspaper on your windows? I have read about this tip many times but still have never tried it. Does it really work to keep window streaks away? If so, you will be saving money on paper towels.
Bathtub and Toilet Scrub: Mix equal parts baking soda and borax. Wet the surface before you use this mix and then scrub with a brush. You will find that there is no soapy residue that creates scum build up.
All Purpose Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle by using 1 cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon of dish detergent, then fill the rest of the way with water. (I know Dear Heloise swears by using vinegar for just about everything.)
Make your own cleaning rags out of old t-shirts or socks you may be getting rid of.
Hints to help you clean and organize. And make some money.
De-clutter and Organize as you clean. Spring cleaning is a great time to take stock of everything you have, organize it and get rid of what you don’t use. You need to save time by de-cluttering before you organize. Why organize things you don’t need or want? You can even make some money recycling your used items.
What a great time to support those less fortunate than you. Kids really get into the idea of donating their used items (in good condition) once you explain the purpose of the donations. No, you won’t make any money by donating but sometimes the feeling of helping others outweighs the monetary gains.
Make some money off of the items you plan to get rid of that are in good condition. There are many ways to accomplish this. Here are just a few ideas.
- Hold a garage sale. Community/neighborhood garage sales are the best. These tend to drive lots of traffic.
- Find a local consignment store. Call and check their policies.
- thredUp offers an online option for selling high quality, like-new children’s, junior’s and women’s clothing. Order a FREE bag, fill it up, and send it to them for FREE. They include prepaid postage for USPS and UPS. Choose what’s more convenient.
- Twice is an online site for selling adult designer brands. You can print a FREE Prepaid Label you can stick on any box. Don’t have a printer? Not a problem. They also offer FREE Prepaid Bag that holds 20 garments. Check this out: You can get a get a $10 gift certificate for signing up.
- Craigslist is an online site where you can sell just about anything(be sure to read all of their disclaimers and safety tips).
- Sell phones and electronic devices on Gazelle.com.
- Sell Your Books on Amazon and earn Gift Cards. You ship your books to Amazon for FREE and get up to 70% back.
- Sell on Ebay.
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