Help Earth While Earning Extra Cash This Holiday Season
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With the holidays on the horizon, you may be getting gifts, giving back to charities, and/or spreading the holiday cheer by paying it forward. While these events, gatherings, or get-togethers may be optional, you may still want to attend without adding to the earth’s waste.
It comes to no surprise that holiday wrapping paper, unused stuffing paper, and gift bags may go right into the trash. But what you can do is profit off of it! As the holidays approach, you may be looking for extra ways to give back and earn some extra cash. To do that, turn in your recyclables to help save the earth and your wallet. For instance, plastic bottles, cans, wine corks, old electronics, junk cars and batteries, cardboard boxes, and ink cartridges are just a few items that companies are willing to pay you for.
Whether you’re looking to pay down debt, buy more holiday gifts, or save a little extra this season, you may be able to do that with your daily trash. For instance, apps like Decluttr, GoodGuide, and Letgo are easy ways to make money off your full trash cans. Decluttr allows you to buy and sell your used technology and books to get rid of items that don’t serve you. And GoodGuide is an eco-friendly app that helps you research products at the store that only do good for the earth. And, Letgo allows you to post items you don’t want anymore for sale (and all around the world)!
If you’re interested in getting started, check out our animated infographic below. While working towards your financial goals, always check-in on your budget (and make it easy on the fly).