If lockdown has taught me anything it’s that I used to be very wasteful. Like, really wasteful. Just being able to be at home and not be out and about at work has made me also realise just how much money I was spending on things that I need and to be honest, I think the Corona-coaster has hit us all hard in the pocket as well. So I have been investigating ways that I can be kinder to my pocket as well as kinder to the Planet. Hurray!
Below are some of my favourite places that I have found, which can all be access from the comfort of your sofa.
Recycle your clothes
We’ve all dragged a few bin bags worth of stuff down to the charity shops during 2020 after all that time spent at home trying to fill the time. Well, you can actually recycle your clothes and make money from it, and we don’t just mean by Ebay. Apps such as thredUP, Vinted and for the more expensive items Poshmark are great places to sell your clothes and earn some extra pounds.
More space, less waste and extra money in the current account? Count me in.
A recent survey by giffgaff highlighted that 83% percent of the public worry about e waste, which makes complete sense especially when you realise that we humans generate 50 Million tonnes of e-waste a year. Ekkk! That’s a lot of waste when you think about it. One way to prevent this is to purchase refurbished and second hand phones rather than new ones, which will save you a few pennies. Actually, up to several hundred pounds in some cases…you can’t argue with that can you?
You can also look into your old tech drawers and wherever else you store your old devices and actually make money by selling them to be refurbished or recycled. Those old devices have a lot of valuable metals in them so there is a market for even the oldest devices, and it also means that you won’t need to have another drawer dedicated to old chargers either. Nice!
Give your unwanted items a second life
Now we’ve already mentioned it above but Ebay is a great place to sell your unwanted items and allow someone to give them a second life. Other sites such as Facebook marketplace and Gumtree are also great places to sell items which are cluttering up your home and allow you to have more room to breath at home and make some extra cash.
So have I inspired you to start routing out your old items for some extra cash? Are there any other sites that I should check out? Let me know below in the comment or on my social channels!
The post above was written by my pal Emma from BunnyPudding blog. She’s funny and loves David Bowie, go stalk her on Twitter. 🙂@bunnypuddinghops
Personally, I’ve been selling used car parts from various repair jobs on Mavis, via eBay. Costs an arm and a leg keeping my little shed of a car on the road. So I think it’s worth trying to get a little bit back on those broken bits I take off, you’d be amazed what people with classic cars will pay for.