Making Cash After Moving To A New Town

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So you just moved into a new town and your first paycheck isn't going to show up for a few weeks. As a result, you're a little strapped for cash. Don't fret! There are a variety of things that you can do to make money in a new town. Many of these methods will also help you get rid of unnecessary items.

Recycle Moving Boxes

After you have emptied your old moving boxes, you can recycle them in various ways to make money. Often, you can take them directly to moving companies, such as Pacific Northwest Moving long distance movers, and they'll take them off your hands for $0.50 to $2 per box. That might not be a lot of money individually, but if you have multiple boxes, you'll be able to make $20-$30. That's decent gas money.

In fact, if you really want to boost your cash, you could even check out free online classified listings to find people who are giving away their old moving boxes. Pick them up, sell them, and have a little extra cash for buying food and other home items for your new place!

Selling Unnecessary Furniture

When you move to a new city, there's a good chance you might bring along too much furniture. Or maybe you simply can't stand the old couch you've been hauling around for the last few decades. Never fear! You can turn those pieces of unnecessary furniture into quick cash by either selling them to a thrift shop or in the classified ads.

However, don't expect to get as much money as you spent on the furniture. The fact that it is used immediately decreases its value. Cut the price of a new piece of furniture by 50%, minimally. With tears and other damage, the price drops even further.

Here's one secret way to make a little extra money on used furniture: offer to deliver it yourself! Often, you can gain anywhere from $20-$50 extra for this service.

Getting Rid Of Out-Dated Electronics

People often cling to old electronic items for years beyond their usefulness. If you have boxes filled with old computers, cell phones, and tablets, get ready to make cash by recycling them! Though you won't be able to retire on the money, you may make as much as $20-$100 on certain items.

Before recycling your electronics, you should:

  • Remove any vital data you want to save
  • Take out SIM cards or other memory devices
  • Wipe the hard drive to make sure that your identity isn't stolen

After finishing up with these handy moneymaking schemes, you may be walking away with an extra $100-$300. That kind of money will be essential when trying to buy food and other items. It also works as helpful nest egg money for a growing savings account.

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