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Clear Out the Clutter Challenge: Do Something With Your Clutter!

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Clear Out the Clutter Assignment #5: Get Rid of Your Clutter!

Now that you’ve purged your closets, drawers, shelves and home of unnecessary, unloved and unused things, it’s time to do something with your clutter [2]. Don’t just pile it up somewhere or stuff it into boxes, get rid of it!

Here are some ideas for what to do with your unwanted clutter:

1. Donate

If you don’t want to hassle with selling stuff and you itemize your taxes, than donating your clutter to charity is a great option. Not only are you helping others out, but you can might be able to get a tax break for doing so [3].

2. Recycle

Instead of just dumping things in the garbage, consider recycling it [4]. If RecycleBank [5] operates in your area, you can earn free coupons and more for your recycling efforts [5].

3. Sell

There are a multitude of opportunities to sell your unwanted clutter including: eBay [6], Craigslist [6], garage sales [7], consignment sales [8], Cash4Books [9], and more.

4. Trade

Did you know you could trade in old electronics and gadgets for cash or store gift cards? Erin from CouponCravings [10] recently wrote an extensive piece on many of the programs available [10].

What are you doing with your clutter? What other ideas do you have for getting rid of your clutter or making money from your clutter? Tell us in the comments.

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