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

Posted By Crystal Paine On April 23, 2010 @ 3:03 pm In Clear Out the Clutter,LITE Feed (non-deal) Posts,Living Simply | Comments Disabled

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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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[3] might be able to get a tax break for doing so: http://www.moneybluebook.com/how-to-value-your-clothing-donations-and-get-a-tax-deduction/

[4] consider recycling it: http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/shortest.html

[5] RecycleBank: http://www.recyclebank.com/earn

[6] eBay: http://moneysavingmom.com/2009/03/guest-post-successfully-selling-on-craigslist.html

[7] garage sales: http://moneysavingmom.com/2010/04/having-a-successful-garage-sale.html

[8] consignment sales: http://www.stretcher.com/stories/990809d.cfm

[9] Cash4Books: http://cash4books.net/index.php?ref=41667

[10] CouponCravings: http://couponcravings.com/2010/03/clutter-to-cash-trade-in-your-old-gadgets.html

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