I wish I could say that I live in a clutter free streamlined home, however, that would be a big fat lie. I really need to make more of an effort and once I have decluttered stop seeing it as an opportunity to bring more things into our home. So that fact that you can declutter and make money is a total win in my opinion.
I am delighted to be working with Ziffit, an online trade-in site where you can sell books, CDs, DVDs and games for cash. Believe it or not, they recently did some research which found that only 30% of Brits sell their stuff for cash, despite the average UK household containing 119 unused books, CDs and DVDs!
I am a big fan of Ziffit
and although this is an advertorial post, I have used them four times in the last 2 years, so was more than happy to recommend them. I would love to be one of those people that made sure that one item went out of the house when another one came in, but it doesn’t happen. In fact, what tends to happen is I have a panic that Christmas is coming and I will have nowhere to put anything, so I make a sweep of the house and declutter all the unwanted and unneeded books, games, DVD’s and CD’s.
Clear the clutter before Christmas
Now is a great time to have a clear out. You can make room for everything before the Christmas and make a little extra cash to spend over the festive season. Yes, declutter and make money.
I find the easiest thing to do is to gather together your items that you want to sell, be it games, CD’s, DVD’s or books. Make sure you have some boxes and download the Ziffit App onto your phone.
With the app all you have to do is scan the barcode into your phone and it gives you an instant price for the item. If you are using the website then you type in the barcode or ISBN instead. A tally of how much your items are converted into is kept. Once your trade reaches either ten items or a value of £5 then you can go ahead and complete it. Then it is as simple as packaging your items and there is free postage as long as you can get to a Collect Plus
You can get paid via BACS, Paypal, cheque or you can even donate it. I chose Paypal and it took 4 days for me to be paid. The last time I sent our books and DVD’s we had three DVD’s rejected due to being scratched, which out of 100 wasn’t too bad.
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