How Much Money Is Lying Around Your House?

In a world where pretty much everything has a resale value, how much money is lying around your house as clutter? Seriously, take a minute.

My mother is a squirrel. She brought home helium filled balloons from a party last week. She wants to keep them… My conservatory ceiling is currently balloon filled. Am I the only one?

Over recent years family clutter has become an issue. The charity shops weren’t open and I wasn’t about to throw it all in the bin. My personal circumstances were a bit extreme but unwanted gifts, grandma’s crockery, clothes, shoes, hats and gloves. Childrens toys and last weeks teenage gaming craze; xBoxes, Nintendo and Ps/?whatevers. Even more ornaments and trinkets, jewellery and old mobile phones. What’s in the attic? The garage? The welsh dresser?

Recycling isn’t just an evolutionary imperative and moral obligation. It’s a jolly good financial opportunity. Clutter is cash.

I’ve read many opinions and prepandemic it was wisely estimated an average household had between £1,000 and £2,000 in sellable clutter. Post pandemic I think it’s probably doubled.

Decluttering isn’t about big bucks; look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.

I’ve been making £100+ per month on average for 6-months for a hobby I enjoy. And am slowly, very slowly building an online presence under the brand Web Confection. I’m in no rush but enjoying the experience. I love the idea of having multiple revenue streams. I don’t currently want to work 9-5. Like many, I’m a bit disillusioned with life. Post pandemic blues.

Good luck.

Cheers, Charles

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