Used Things Are More Valuable Than You Think

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Something doesn’t have to be brand new to have value. It doesn’t even have to be in good condition to have value. If you don’t think this is true, take a look at some of the things that you have lying around your house that you could sell for a profit. 

Scrap Metal 

Your garage is full of junk. You have old appliances gathering dust in the corner. You have a pile of construction materials like pipes, wires and scrap metal. You might even have a car that you can’t even take on the road anymore. What you may not realize is that this entire mess is a lot more valuable than it seems. 

You can get paid to recycle ferrous and non-ferrous metals. All you have to do is go to your local metal scrap yard and bring the materials with you to be weighed and sold. If the haul is too big for you to bring in the car, you can use the scrap yard’s bin services to help you collect everything. 

Electronic Waste 

Another thing that you can bring to a metal scrap yard is e-waste. E-waste stands for electronic waste — it covers everything from televisions to smartphones to vacuum cleaners. Electronic waste can’t be tossed into the garbage can or blue bin because it often contains hazardous materials that can contaminate landfills and recycling plants. E-waste has to be treated safely and separately from other types of waste. 

If you have old electronics that you want to throw out, but you have no clue how to get rid of them, you should bring them to the scrap yard and take advantage of their e-waste recycling services. You can be confident that you’re doing the environmentally-conscious thing by keeping hazardous materials out of landfills. 

Here are some of the items that you can bring in: 

• Cable boxes 
• Keyboards 
• Printers 
• VCRs 
• Cameras 
• Clock radios 
• Video game consoles 
• Typewriters 
• Televisions 
• Modems 
• Speakers 

Clothes

You have lots of clothes that you don’t even wear anymore. It’s time to look through those overstuffed dressers and packed closets to separate the clothes that you still want to wear from the clothes that you could do without. Now, instead of throwing those unwanted items into the trash or the donation bin, you should see if you can sell your used clothes online. 

Sometimes your clothes won’t be perfect. There will be small holes in the fabric, missing buttons, stuck zippers and loose threads along the hems. The good news is that it doesn’t have to stop you from making a sale. Learn some basic sewing and tailoring skills to make the items look brand new. 

If you already know how to sew, you can get creative and completely transform your items. This is called thrift flipping and it’s a popular activity for people who want fashionable looks without breaking their budget. 

You can wear the new creations yourself, or you can make money off of your craft skills by selling them online. It could turn into a lucrative side-hustle. 

Start Selling Stuff Around The House Today

All of these simple things lying around your house are worth cash if you know where to sell them. So, don’t throw them into the trash — you’ll be throwing some easy money away.

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