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How To Make Money From Decluttering This Spring

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How To Make Money From Decluttering This Spring


Spring is finally here (although with the weather in the UK you might not think so!), therefore so is the season of decluttering and organising your life. I’m sure that many of us – including me – have an unnecessary amount of clutter that we have accumulated over the years and have never gotten round to sorting through it. So to save you the hassle, I have collated a list that you can work through and get your Spring cleaning fever to a flying start!

Declutter your wardrobe

Start by pulling everything out of your wardrobe and sort your clothes in 3 piles – keep, sell and throw away. To make this easier, ask yourself if you have worn the item in the past 6 months and if the answer is no, GET RID! When it comes to selling your clothes you can use sites such as depop, ebay and shpock.

Make Money From Your Old Phone 

If you have recently upgraded your mobile phone and your old phone has been shoved in a drawer somewhere, there are many sites that you can use to cash in on your old phone. These sites include: Music Magpie, Mazuma Mobile and Sell My Mobile. You never know, you may have a hidden treasure in the form of a mobile phone!

Sell Your Old CDs, DVDs and Games 

Most people don’t have a use for all 3 of these items anymore as it is now very easy to download Netflix and Spotify, which leaves old CDs and DVDs gathering dust and taking up space in the home. You can use Ziffit, Zapper or even Amazon to minimise your old items.

declutter your dusty bookshelf

  • If you consider yourself a bookworm, I’m sure your bookshelf will be as jam-packed as mine is! If you want to reduce your book collection and make money at the same time you can sell old books and textbooks that you don’t need anymore and sites such as We Buy Books and Bookscouter are perfect for doing this. It means you can add to your collection without it overflowing with books!

Car Boot Sales 

After your MAJOR decluttering session – and I hope you have been merciless! – if you have a ton of things to sell that would take too long to list on the internet or are maybe too big to send in the post, attend a car boot sale that is happening near you. You could also have a jumble sale outside your house, so very little effort is required for this!

Sell Old Trash For Cash

  • There are some sites that will ACTUALLY PAY YOU for things that you are going to throw away anyway. These items can include old toilet rolls, jam jars, coat hangers, plastic milk bottle tops, and empty perfume bottles. You can use Facebook or Gumtree to sell these. 

Sell Your Old Gold 

  • Selling your gold can be a quick and easy way of making money. You can take your old gold to the jewellers or send it to a postal gold website, however gold can often be considered an investment so do some research on when the best time is to sell your gold.

So there are all my decluttering and organisation tips. I hope this post has motivated you to discover the hidden gems laying in your home! I also have a post about how you can boost your productivity and start seeing the results now, check it out!


If you use any of these methods or you want to share your decluttering tips, make sure to tweet me @BritOnABudget1 and let me know!



  1. Kat (@femenish) March 31, 2018

    I am so bad at decluttering my wardrobe. I really need to, but I get emotionally attached to my clothes.

    1. britonabudget March 31, 2018

      Haha I can be very similar! It’s a good shout if you need a clear out and you want to make money as well! X


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