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

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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

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

Recycle Electronics for Cash

We love that you want to sell your books to us! It’s a winning situation all around: you clear space and get cash and we sell your books to others who want to read them.  Less waste is sent to our landfills as the lifecyle of each book is expanded. But have you ever thought about all of the other things lying around your house that you don’t need? What about those used electronics?

E-waste sculpture

This would also be a cool way to recycle your electronics. It might take a bit more time than selling them to BuyMyTronics.com. Photo: Ross

Well now thanks to our friends at BuyMyTronics.com you can recycle your electronics for cash. BuyMyTronics is an electronics buyback company where you can sell your used electronics including iPods, iPads, smartphones and digital cameras. Check them out here and earn some cash for living green.

How to Avoid Valentine’s Day Fail

So, you’ve screwed up Valentine’s Day. You just completely forgot about it. It does seem land on a different February 14 each year, and all the holiday signs and advertisements are easy to overlook. Whatever the reason, it’s important to admit that you fail at life and strive to overcome that failure next year. The best way to accomplish this is an Emergency Gift Stash.

The Emergency Gift Stash is a box filled with emergency gifts and cards for birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. When Valentine’s Day is over and done, rush to all available stores and buy lots of Valentine’s goodies at a discount price. Keep in mind that all the best gifts will be gone, so it’s important to spend a lot of time looking for good cards and gifts (plush animals are good; jewelry is good) Also, don’t buy candy; it won’t be as yummy if you wait a year to eat it. Don’t buy flowers either; they’ll be dead in a year.