How To Turn Spring Cleaning Into Spring Banking

Whether or not you have Netflix, you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo or seen her impact. Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant and author, is the creator of the Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” which is like a more inspirational version of the show “Hoarders.”

Kondo helps clients clear out the clutter in their homes, and her mission is to “spark joy in the world through tidying.”

While there are only eight episodes of “Tidying Up” on Netflix, Kondo has impacted countless homes. Inspired viewers have taken up the Tidying Up Challenge to spark their own joy.

If you’re looking for a little extra motivation for spring cleaning, “Tidying Up” can help drive you to clean. Cleaning up your home in general can earn you some money too. Here are a few tips that can help you spark joy, and earn cash.

Where Do I Start?

Kondo cleans out houses based on one simple question: Does this item spark joy? If not, let it go.

It’s never easy to get rid of old stuff, especially if it means anything to you. Starting here can make it easier to sort out what you want to keep and what you’re willing to get rid of. Once you’ve done that, you can start making money.

Tidying Up For Cash

Now that you’ve set aside everything you want to get rid of, here’s how to turn a profit.

Exchange Old Clothes

You can resell basically any old articles of clothing you have. All you need to do is wash and fold what you want to sell, and a number of stores will offer you cash or credit for your used clothes.

For example, Buffalo Exchange has store locations in 19 states where you can trade in items. If there are no locations near you, you can mail in clothes for cash.

For parents, Once Upon A Child allows you to resell clothes your kids have grown out of, so have them empty their closets of anything old.

Clothes are incredibly easy to resell and one of the most commonly thrown away items during spring cleaning. Instead of dumping your old threads, use them to get money toward some new ones.

Sell Anything Online 

Of course, you’ll end up getting rid of more than just clothes. For everything else that doesn’t spark joy, letgo can help you get paid for it. It’s basically Craigslist, just way less sketchy.

To list an item, just snap a photo of it and upload it to LetGo and within seconds you could have a buyer. The app lets you sell virtually anything, and you can also shop for new stuff that’ll be pretty heavily discounted.

Download letgo and you can have a garage sale from your phone!

Just like that, you can get rid of anything you don’t need anymore, make some money, and handle spring cleaning like a pro.