Although it doesn’t feel like spring has sprung, it is May and sunnier times are ahead, so it’s time for spring cleaning, and what better way to combine personal finance and spring cleaning than with a money challenge?

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For this month’s Money Challenge, we’re going to take the opportunity to get rid of the junk we have lying around our apartments and try to see if we can earn some money by selling it. The race is on to see who can “earn” the most money with this month-long experiment.

We’ll be looking through our belongings and trying to sell them on places like eBay, Craigslist, or Etsy, and we’ll check back in two weeks on May 20th to see how we did. Then we’ll tally our total on June 4th.

Do you have experience selling your items? Chime-in for a chance to win a $50 American Express gift card! Leave a comment below or head on over to our Facebook page and drop us a note.

Happy cleaning!

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  • Nick Montana

    eBay has been the go to place to sell electronics. I have sold many of my old stuff gathering dust. Amazon is the better if your trying to sell books. Always remember theses companies take they’re share of the total sale price.

  • Kelli

    I’ve sold things on eBay and regularly take items to Half Price Books, New Uses, consignment stores, etc. I hate having clutter and definitely like making extra money, so if I have old books, clothes, DVDs, and so on I will sell them to these places. I don’t usually make a ton of money, but every little bit helps!

  • Vanessa

    I recently went through the CDs that have been laying around collecting dust for years and although I probably could have gotten much more for them had I been willing to part with them sooner, I was happy to rid myself of the clutter and make a few bucks in the process.

  • linda

    I mostly have experience with selling textbooks. First started out with,, but once I started using craigslist and it got sold pretty quickly I stuck with craigslist. Also have sold my long hair once, good money if hair is in excellent condition.

  • I have not started cleaning out yet. Will do once school is over! hope to sell some items to earn some cash or donate them to a shelter.

  • Les Martin

    Check out to sell and share items on your college campus. Was launched at our school this Sept.