4 Ways TO Earn
Extra Cash in Spring 2021

4 Ways to Earn Extra Cash in Spring 2021

Hello, spring! It’s the time of year when flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and your closet and garage are teaming with old stuff just waiting to be spring cleaned. If you’re looking to make some extra cash this spring, we’ve got the tips you need to not only get organized and help others but also put some cash back into your wallet. There’s no need to fear spring cleaning when you’ve got some green to look forward to!

  • Sell or Donate Your Old Clothes
  • Hold an Outdoor Yard Sale
  • Get Paid to Recycle Your Cans and Bottles
  • Sell Your Used Devices for Instant Cash

Sell or Donate Your Old Clothes

Let’s talk about clothes for a minute. If something is toppling out every time you open your closet or your dresser drawers won’t shut easily, it’s time to clean out. This process doesn’t need to be an overbearing chore and can help you even rediscover some of your old favorite threads.

There are many methods to reorganizing and going through your clothes to ensure you’re only keeping what you really need. The KonMari Method® is a popular choice that does require some time and patience but has been noted to be very effective in cutting down your wardrobe. You can also use the 30 wears test by asking yourself, “Will I wear this 30 times?” If the answer is no, it may be time to let go.

Once you’re ready to part with your old clothing, you can donate or sell your items to earn some return. Local donation centers can be found in your area with an online search. If you’re looking to make some money on the side, there are a few different options such as local consignment shops or online thrift stores such as ThredUp or Depop. You can make money from your old clothing while choosing the sustainable choice of giving your old threads a new home rather than tossing them in the trash.


Hold an Outdoor Yard Sale

If you’ve got a garage or household full of stuff to get rid of, a socially distanced yard sale may be a good way to earn extra funds from home. This option takes some planning but is another sustainable option that benefits others as well as yourself. HGTV offers a great game plan to get your yard sale underway:

  1. Declutter first: Start small with bins and drawers. If you find any used smartphones, set them aside (we’ll get back to this). Once these are done, move on to bigger items such as old kitchen appliances, furniture, old décor, etc. 
  2.  Dust, clean, repeat: Clean off everything and anything you’ll be selling. We’re still in a pandemic and any extra precautions taken are beneficial to everyone involved.  
  3.  Spread the word: Once you’ve organized all your goods, start getting the word out online a week or two in advance. Local message boards and social media work wonders, and make sure to reiterate that you’re following CDC guidelines for your sale – masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing.
  4.  Set up shop: Pick a large, open space for your yard sale such as your front yard and driveway. If you live on a cul-de-sac or tight knit neighborhood, you can extend the offer for your neighbors to join in on the fun. Get creative with your yard sale by utilizing tables, old furniture and more to display your items.
  5.  Get paid: Get ready for the money! If you’re sticking with cash, invest in safe box or locking money pouch to keep your earnings in. You can also offer to use Venmo or any other money transaction app. 


Get Paid to Recycle Your Cans and Bottles

Think about bottles and cans you or your family has gone through at home… do you cash them in for money? Or at least properly recycle them? You can earn some money on the side by collecting all your bottles and cans and cashing them in at a local recycling center. While it may not be much compared to a garage sale (California offers 5 cents for most plastic and aluminum bottles), they do tend to add up overtime. This is a great way to keep waste out of landfills that can be repurposed while putting some extra money back into your pocket.


Sell Your Used Devices for Instant Cash

Speaking of reward recycling, remember those used devices you set aside when cleaning out your drawers? It’s time to earn instant cash for them with ecoATM kiosks!

 ecoATM kiosks are a simple and safe way to sell or recycle your used devices for some money on the side. Whether it’s the old iPhone with a cracked screen or a newer model, ecoATM could help you earn cash on the spot while limiting electronic waste that enters our environment. No dealing with a carrier, no contracts, and no meeting up with strangers from online. Just instant cash and a do-good feeling for helping to keep our planet green!

The next round of stimulus is already underway, and you may be wondering how you’d like to spend it. Why not expand your income even further this March? You could be making extra money on the side from ecoATM! If you’re looking to gain extra stimulus from ecoATM this March, find your local kiosk and bring in your used devices for instant cash. Even if they have no monetary value, we’ll gladly recycle them for you!