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Fall Cleaning and Decluttering

Fall Cleaning and Decluttering

Is your home feeling a bit cramped these days? Do you find yourself surrounded by items that no longer bring you joy? It might be time to embrace your inner Marie Kondo and declutter your life. But what's the next step once you've decided to let go of these joyless possessions? This week's Thrifty Thursday is all about the art of downsizing and decluttering, and CreditSoup is here to guide you through it.

We use this time to go over tips on fall cleaning and decluttering. As the seasons change, now is your chance to clean and declutter your home to prepare it for the upcoming holiday seasons. Sell or donate items you no longer need, and you might even make some extra money.

Selling, Donating, or Giving Away

Now that you're ready to part with those items that no longer spark joy, you have a few options at your disposal. You can consider selling them, donating them to a good cause, or simply giving them away to someone who might need them. Depending on the value of the item, you might even be eligible for a tax deduction if your donation is substantial. If you decide to sell, the extra cash you earn can be put to good use - whether it's paying off debt, getting ahead on your utility bills, or creating a safety net for life's unexpected surprises.

Where to Donate

Choosing where to donate can be a bit overwhelming with so many options available. Well-known organizations like Goodwill, the Salvation Army, and Union Gospel Missions are fantastic starting points. However, most communities have local shelters or thrift stores that are more than happy to accept your unwanted items. Some churches also welcome donations of canned goods or clothing for those in need.

Where to Sell

Selling your pre-loved items has never been more convenient, thanks to today's digital age. Most transactions can be seamlessly handled online, and with the assistance of online payment apps like Venmo or CashApp, you can turn a profit in no time!

    Facebook Marketplace: It's become the go-to source for online shopping. But a word of caution – they have strict and ever-changing community standards, which means some items like animals, weapons, HBA products, and even certain infant items are off-limits. Violating these rules could lead to trouble or even a ban.

    Craigslist: While it might be considered a bit old-fashioned and in need of a facelift, Craigslist still gets the job done. It has minimal restrictions, is relatively easy to use for posting items, and remains a well-known platform.

    Poshmark: If you have name-brand, trendy clothing, or accessories to sell, Poshmark is your go-to option.

    Etsy: For those handmade or custom items, Etsy provides a platform to reach potential buyers.

Just remember to carefully review the terms and conditions of these platforms, as there may be fees and taxes involved. Additionally, most payment apps require you to link a bank account or debit card to receive payments. For more valuable weekly credit tips, stay tuned here at CreditSoup.com!

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