The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Frugal Spring Cleaning

By on June 5, 2015
frugal spring cleaning

The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of Frugal Spring Cleaning

frugal spring cleaning

The temperatures are rising and you finally need a good excuse to not mow the lawn this weekend. I say why not dodge that chore with another one that goes with the season but can actually make you money! We are talking about taking a frugal spring cleaning approach to clearing out all those impulse purchases and clothes you thought you could fit into if you could just lose another ten pounds. Here are some surefire tips that can help you clear out all that useless junk and maybe even find a treasure or two you can sell on EBay or craigslist.

Don’t Cram It Between Chores

If you are going to do this right, you need the time for it. So don’t squeeze your spring cleaning between that baking chore for the kid’s class and your martini date with your BFF. To truly get the value of a frugal spring cleaning, choose a day you can devote to it. If you work from home this may mean a mid-week day when everyone else is out of the house working or at school. For those who work a 9-5 job, choose a weekend when you won’t get distracted by a giant to-do list calling your name.

Frugal Spring Cleaning Means Recruitment

Don’t even consider paying one of those services to do this for you. The point of the spring cleaning is to make money off the hidden treasures you will find. So enlist friends, neighbors, family members, anyone you can convince to work for you for free. I have found offering free pizza and beer works for my teen son and his friends.

Get the TDE Mindset

You need to keep in mind the mantra of all successful frugal spring cleaning gurus. Trash Doesn’t Exist. Everything you find has a value for someone, so don’t toss – sell. That ugly pink sweater you bought at a consignment store just needs some beadwork, or a trip to EBay to find out if there is someone out there with worst taste than you. When you deep discount and let them know, online shoppers will buy just about anything.

Yard Sales Are Our Friend

At the end of it all, anything that doesn’t sell online can be sold in a yard sale. The trick is to sell it in lots, a box of old t-shirts for five bucks, winner takes all. People love a bargain, which is why yard sales remain so popular. Just remember that one man’s trash is another man’s yard sale find. So start organizing that frugal spring cleaning session today. You will be laughing all the way to the bank.