Don’t Be a Hoarder: 5 Ways to Turn Trash Into Cash


Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you own? Nothing to fear, Cash4Books is here! In the past, we’ve put together lifehacks to make you cash online, but this list is all about your IRL stuff.

We’ve outlined wonderful ways to get rid of the clutter, while making you cash in the process. That’s a pretty great deal…

1.) Sell Your Clothes

Is your closet overflowing with clothes? Do you wear ALL of them? Probably not. If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in a year, you really don’t need it. While some old clothes may just need to be donated, the stuff you haven’t worn much can be sold. A great way to make some extra cash is to search out your local vintage and second-hand shops and see which items of clothing they’ll buy. There are also multiple places to sell your old clothes online. Poshmark, Twice and eBay are all good resources, to name a few. Go get ‘em!

2.) Sell Old Electronics

If you recently bought a new phone, tablet, computer or other electronic device, you probably don’t need to hold on to your old device. Old electronics often take up space, go unused and run out of batteries. While your devices are still in working order, you should sell them online for cash. Visit our sister site TechTwice for great deals on selling your used devices.

3.) Sell Your Used Ink Cartridges

While ink cartridges don’t take up much space, they do make clutter and are worth cash! You can turn them in at office supply stores, like OfficeMax and Staples. These stores will usually give you around $2.00 per cartridge. Alternately, you can sell them on eBay or to a specific ink cartridge buy-back site like eCycle Group and Toner Buyer. Continue reading

To Pack the Teddy Bear or Not: 9 Tips for Starting College Right

Starting College 9 TipsStarting college is a big deal. It can also be a stressful and overwhelming experience. In the past, we’ve asked our customers what advice they’d give college students.

Now, we’ve compiled our own ideas on the matter.

Here are 9 tips on starting college right. Covering everything from what to pack to what to do your first week.

1.) Don’t Forget the Boring Necessities

In your excitement to start college, don’t forget to pack the boring necessities. Things like laundry detergent, laundry bags, deodorant, and shower shoes are vital items for college life. Make sure you have all your toiletries and all the laundry supplies you need! Need more ideas for necessities to pack? Check out this list.

2.) Don’t Over-Pack

Dorm rooms are notoriously small, and your closet will probably be quite tiny! Make sure you have the clothes you really need, like rainwear and cold weather jackets, without having an overstock of t-shirts.

3.) Be Prepared for a Little Homesickness

Starting college is a huge change from high school and even if you’re thrilled to get away and be independent, don’t be surprised if you feel a little homesick after the novelty of school wears off. Things like a childhood teddy bear, or a photo board of your family and friends are ways to ease the pain of separation.

4.) Be Proactive About Meeting New People

Meeting new people at college can be daunting. When you arrive, try keeping your door open, so you can chat with people as they walk past. Another fun tip is to bring a package of cookies to share with your roommates and students in your residence hall.

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Sell Your Textbooks with our Back to Cash Bonus

Sell Your Textbooks with our Back to Cash Bonus

The start of school is fast approaching, and summer is drawing to a close. With school comes new textbook purchases and school supplies.

Why are new books so expensive? We can’t answer that, but we do have the solution: Sell your textbooks to Cash4Books, and use that cash for new books or end of summer fun.

Follow these simple steps to get back to cash with back to school:

Step #1: Find the books you’d like to sell and head to our Cash4Books homepage. Input the ISBNs of your books and we’ll give you a price quote.

Step #2: If you’re selling at least $30 of textbooks, input our bonus code: augcash, and get an additional 20% bonus cash added to your total! That’s a lot of dough!

Step #3: Next, just print off our shipping label and mail us your books for FREE!

Step #4: Time to relax. We’ll send you your cash when we get the books! We know, it’s almost too easy…

Now that you have the secret to book selling success, what are you going to do with all that cash?

You can either save that cash to help pay for new textbooks at the start of next semester, or you can put it towards some fun summer plans now. Back to school is coming, but it’s not here yet, and end of summer activities are definitely the best. Our favorites include climbing, bowling, swimming at the beach… the list goes on and on! Now, go end your summer with a bang with a little help from Cash4Books!

Wonder what kinds of books we buy back? Take a look our top selling textbooks of July. We’re always buying back hundreds of titles, so check it out and sell your textbooks!

Need more details? Browse our Terms and Conditions:

Receive a 20% bonus on your next buyback order of $30 or more at Order must be submitted by 11:59 PM PT, August 31, 2015. Maximum $50 order value. Limit 1 per customer. Cannot be combined with other offers. Cannot be applied retroactively. All books must meet the Used Book Condition Policy of Cash4Books. No cash value.

Top Selling Textbooks of July

Best Selling Textbooks July

It’s time for a book countdown! July was a busy month here at Cash4Books!

With summer in full swing, people were selling textbooks left and right to snag extra cash. Ready for the top sellers? Prepare for some unexpected surprises:

#10 Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis: A Regression-Based Approach (Methodology in the Social Sciences)
ISBN: 9781609182304
If you have a ton of friends who argue, or you want to become a professional mediator, this book is for you! It explains the important fundamentals of mediation and moderation – now, let’s settle some disputes!

#9 Business Law: Text and Cases
ISBN: 9781285185248
Anyone in law school out there? We bought back a ton of these law textbooks, so there MUST be some future lawyers in the house!

#8 The Little Seagull Handbook (Second Edition)
ISBN: 9780393935806
This textbook lays out grammar and tips on writing for students. It also has an ADORABLE name, so it’s got that going for it.

#7 Anatomy & Physiology: The Unity of Form and Function
ISBN: 9780073403717
This textbook takes a unique approach to anatomy and physiology, due to its exceptional art and illustrations and eloquent writing. Understand the wonders of the human body.

#6 An Introduction to Genetic Analysis
ISBN: 9781464109485
The study of genetics is a vast and impressive mission. This text lays out a superb knowledge base for future geneticists.

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Lifehack and Prosper

Lifehack and Prosper

Life, the final frontier. These are the voyages of Cash4Books. Our mission, to explore strange new DIYs, to seek out new lifehacks, and new life tips. To boldly go where no one has gone before.

In previous posts, we’ve laid out some easy ways to make money, but here are our 6 favorite lifehacks to make you extra cash.

#1: Fill out online surveys.
Do you have great opinions and some extra time? Get a free membership on a site like MySurvey, and get started. You can earn points redeemable on PayPal, Amazon, and more. Your opinion can go a long way and this is an easy way to use them to make some extra money.

#2: Sell your class notes.
There are several ways to go about this. You can upload your notes online to sites like Notesale or you may want to pursue options through your school. Note-taking work-study jobs are often available, and they pay you for the time you’re already taking notes in class. Now, put those notes to work!

#3: Sell photos to stock photo sites.
Do you love taking photographs? If so, then this lifehack is for you! Now’s your chance to use your artistic skills and make some cash. Sites like iStock are always on the lookout for more images, and they’ll pay for your contribution. All you need is a camera and an artistic eye! Continue reading