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Spring Cleaning: Turn Your Unwanted Stuff Into Money

I’m sure you’ve all finished your spring cleaning, right?  Ha – I’m not even done myself, but I have gone through all of my clothing and put aside everything I no longer wear or just don’t want anymore.  But, what do I do with it now?

I am not a wasteful person, so simply tossing those clothes out just isn’t an option.  Luckily, there are a few different things I could do, including donating everything, but I can also turn my unwanted stuff into money.  Who doesn’t want some extra money?!

Making Time for Spring Cleaning - Turn Your Unwanted Stuff Into Money

~This post was originally published on May 13, 2016.~

So, how do I do this?  I use apps!  Here are a few of my favorite apps to turn my unwanted stuff into cold, hard cash.

~Mercari~

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The Mercari app is the one I’ve been using the shortest amount of time, but has quickly become my biggest money making app.  In fact, just a few days ago I moved over $100 into my bank account from this app. With Mercari, you simply take photos of what your trying to sell, add a description, choose the appropriate weight for shipping and who will pay the shipping cost (you or buyer), and choose your selling price.

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The best part about Mercari is that the app only keeps 10% of the sale price. I mean, I understand these apps have to make money somewhere, but if they keep a large portion, what’s really in it for me? So 10% I can deal with.

And you can sell just about everything on Mercari – your entire family’s unwanted clothing/shoes/accessories, kitchen and home items, beauty items, toys, baby stuff, books, electronics and so much more!  Sometimes I feel like listing everything in my home just so I can go buy new stuff, haha!

When you download Mercari, you can get a $10 credit by using my invite code – ZNN932.  You can use this $10 towards any purchase on the app.

~Poshmark~

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The Poshmark app is very similar to Mercari as far as the listing process with photos, description, etc.  The difference is that you can only sell clothing, shoes, and accessories on Poshmark, and that includes women’s, kids, and men’s.

In addition, Poshmark keeps 20% commission on your listed sell price.  So if you’re set on getting a certain amount for something, be sure to add 20% to the listed sell price so that you don’t lose out.

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One of the cool features of Poshmark is that you can offer bundle discounts.  A buyer can browse your “closet” and add different items into a bundle, and when they purchase they’ll get a predetermined discount of your choosing.  So you could offer buyers 10% off of two items, or maybe 25% off the purchase of three items.  Bundles are a great way to move the stuff out of your house and also help the buyer get a great deal.

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I started using Poshmark in 2013 and by 2016 had sold $1,909 worth of stuff.  That’s over $600 extra in my pocket each year just from selling my unwanted stuff!  When you download Poshmark and use my invite code – BTTRSWEETSOUL – you’ll get a free $5 towards any purchase.  So out with the old and in with the new!

~Vinted~

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The Vinted app is another one I like to use.  You can sell clothing, shoes and accessories for the entire family, but nothing more than that.  And just like Poshmark, you’re able to set up bundle discounts for your buyers. 

The big kicker? On Vinted, sellers keep 100% of the sale price! The buyer actually pays a small fee when they make a purchase and that’s where this app makes its money.

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When you join Vinted, you’re more than welcome to use my invitation link, but the app is not currently running any special promotions for joining. 

The best part about all three of these apps is that you’re getting rid of your unwanted stuff and putting some extra cash in your pocket – literally!  With each of these apps you can transfer your balance right into your banking account! So go and download an app or three, and turn your unwanted stuff into money.

Which app would you be more likely to use?

*This post may contain affiliate links.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the apps mentioned.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the apps.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

~Originally published on March 7, 2016.~

Have you heard?  Spring is on its way!  Yea, I know, it doesn’t really feel like it every day.  Here in NJ the weather has been up and down, and we’re even expecting snow again in a couple of days. Hopefully we’ll get some consistency pretty soon.

With the new season, comes the time that many of us do some hardcore cleaning around the house.  Spring brings us a change in weather and scenery, and an overall new freshness to the outdoors after the chill and frigidness of winter.  And with that newly found vigor outdoors, we like to start anew indoors as well.

So open the windows and patio doors, and let the Spring Cleaning begin!

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As you know, Spring Cleaning usually isn’t your average day-to-day cleaning routine, but during this annual process you’re getting down to the nitty gritty and doing it ALL.  Even so, sometimes we aren’t quite sure where to start or if we’re actually cleaning everything we need to.

That’s why I’ve created a Spring Cleaning Checklist to help keep you (and me) on track.  The checklist covers the four most common rooms any home has, including the kitchen, bathroom, living/family room, and bedroom.

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If you have a foyer, staircase, office, dining room, kid’s play room, laundry room, garage (yes, the garage too) or any other kind of room, just because I don’t have them on this checklist doesn’t mean you should skip them.  They’re just as important, so be sure to clean those too.  Many of the items on the checklist will transfer over to those rooms.

In fact, if you have that many rooms, you might want to consider hiring a cleaning service to do a few, like Think Maids DC, who will handle the whole tedious job for you.  I live in a 3/1 apartment and that’s more than enough Spring Cleaning for me!

The checklist itself is simply to be used as a guide to ensure you leave NOTHING untouched.  I’ve pointed out some important items and locations to cover, but not every little aspect is detailed.  I could certainly go more into detail, but then it’d probably be a five plus page checklist.  Just remember, no item/area goes untouched!

And albeit Spring Cleaning surely isn’t the funnest thing you could be doing, it feels great to have a clean home once you’re done.  Stay tuned in over the next few weeks because I’ll being sharing some of the ways I clean and organize during my own Spring Cleaning!

Do you Spring Clean each year?

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~This is a sponsored post on behalf of EnviroKlenz. As always, opinions are still 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links, in which I will receive commission for your purchase.~




My boyfriend recently told me I was addicted to doing laundry. Addicted to laundry? Oh, please. Nobody likes doing laundry, right?

Well, the truth is, unlike most people I do actually like doing laundry (minus putting it away), but I’m certainly not addicted to it. I’d definitely rather spend my time doing something else and I only do our laundry when it needs to be done. That’s it.

Lately, I’ve been noticing the laundry pile starts to smell after just a few days. I think a lot of it has to do with wet dish rags and bath towels piling up, and getting that musty, moldy, mildew smell. And it’s even hard to get rid of those smells after a regular cycle through the wash. That is, until I started using EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer.

EnviroKlenz offers a variety of home products that eliminate odors and chemicals in your everyday life – laundry and linens, air space, home surfaces and more. As the name suggests, EnviroKlenz products are safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and fragrance free. The products are completely safe for those who have sensitivities to certain smells and rather than adding additional fragrances, the products eliminate the source of the unwanted odor.

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I first tried EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer in my regular laundry. Everything from under garments, to pants and tees, kitchen linens and bathroom towels. I don’t think our laundry has ever smelt and felt so fresh. And I say it smelled fresh, but what I mean by that is all odors had been eliminated. No body odors, no perfumes, no musty and moldy smells, nothing but odor free clothes and linens.

The product itself is an odorless, milky white substance that’s sort of thick and foamy. The directions are to add 1/4 cup (small load) or 1/2 cup (large load) after letting the washing machine fill partially with water, and before loading clothes in the machine.

Starting to feel like your home is being overrun with odors? Musty linens, sweaty sports gear, laundry pile starting to stink? Add a little EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer to the wash and the odors will safely and naturally disappear! Head over to the blog to learn more and check out my experience. #EnviroKlenz #NonToxic #MultipleChemicalSensitivity #SpringCleaning #laundry #odorelimination

Starting to feel like your home is being overrun with odors? Musty linens, sweaty sports gear, laundry pile starting to stink? Add a little EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer to the wash and the odors will safely and naturally disappear! Head over to the blog to learn more and check out my experience. #EnviroKlenz #NonToxic #MultipleChemicalSensitivity #SpringCleaning #laundry #odorelimination

Unfortunately, I have a digital washing machine and have to load the clothes in order for the machine to properly sense the amount of water needed for the load. So I put the EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer in the oxi section of the detergent tray and didn’t have a problem.

Then as I was putting my kids’ clothes away in their room, I realized the room itself didn’t smell as clean as it could. My kids are only ages 5 and 1, so where the heck the odor even came from, I have no idea. Maybe it was just from everyday use. I decided to try EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer on their bedroom rugs considering the amount of traffic they get.

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You guys!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how much of a difference it made and the product didn’t alter or damage the color of the rugs or anything. I walk in and it’s like a whole ‘nother room. Simply washing their rugs with EnviroKlenz made the whole room feel and smell lighter.

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Why do my kids have so many blankets out?

 

And I didn’t stop there. I took it a step further and washed the blankets they were using. I’m now at the point where I’m going through my home and literally washing everything that can go in the washing machine.

Hmm, I guess I can see why my boyfriend thinks I’m addicted to doing the laundry.

We’ve lived in our apartment for seven months now and have never taken the opportunity to wash the shower curtain or the living room curtains, so that’s been done too. I’m telling you, the whole place feels and smells lighter now. Just imagine how musty these linens were before from all the in and out, the use they’re getting and the everyday smells that come through our home. They’re soaking it all up and I never realized how much they needed to be washed, all the way down to eliminating the odors I got so used to.

So, anyone else want to join me in this laundry “addiction?” Get your EnviroKlenz Laundry Enhancer right from the EnviroKlenz website today!

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Pet accidents and odors? Potty training accidents? Musty clothes or linens in the closet? Pulling out clean sheets from the closet and finding they smell musty is the worst! Cigarette smoke? Perfumes? Sweaty sports smells? Everyday odors?

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*This is a sponsored post on behalf of EnviroKlenz. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive commission on your purchase. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.