Need a little bit of last minute cash for the holidays? There are two weekends left where you can still do it! Here are some of my best tips to make money during the holidays!
Sell your clothes, shoes, toys etc to resell shops
I haven’t done this in years because I just hadn’t had the time. Well we are on a strict budget and Clever Tween needed jeans and I really didn’t want to spend the Christmas budget on them. So I gathered up some of my shoes, purses *sob sob* and some of her jeans that didn’t fit and we set off to a local place called Uptown Cheapskate. I’m so glad we did, we ended up getting about $60 worth of store credit so she was able to get a few outfits and accessories. I did get rid of some fab shoes but honestly I have too many.
Have a Yard Sale
Honestly, now is the best time to have a yard sale for a few reasons.
- Weather is perfect, well at least here in the warmer climates.
- Everyone is out shopping anyways.
- You have people like me on a strict budget who could easily take something from a yard sale and make it into a fabulous gift!
See my tips for putting on a fab yard sale here: http://cleverpinkpirate.com/2010/10/18/yard-sales-how-to-have-a-successful-yard-sale/
Sell it on Craigslist
It amazes me how popular this site is in fact, it’s more popular than ever! If you child has outgrown his bike (BTW, we’ve gotten a Christmas bike off of CL before) or maybe some movies you don’t watch that you can sell as a bundle, consider listing it! I love that CL is free. Of course take the precautionary steps by following the golden rule, try to meet up somewhere that is not your house.
How about being a personal assistant for a day?
I know I am not the only one who could use a “Mommy’s Helper” during the holidays. Talk to teachers and staff at your kid’s schools and put the word out that you would be happy to help if they needed a personal assistant outside of work to do things for them. Think about it, how much time would it save if a few days before Christmas someone did your grocery shopping, wrapped the rest of your presents and cleaned your house. It would be awesome right? SO you know someone in your life that would take you up on your offer to do that for some cash.
So what are you doing to bring in some extra cash money?