It can be easy to get behind on money and not have enough for the people on your Christmas list. If this sounds like you, there are ways you can bring in some extra cash so you can buy the presents that you want. Below are two of these ways so you can get started.
Scrap Metal Recycling
You likely have some scrap metal lying around your home and may have a lot of it. This could be in things like appliances, old BBQ grills, cast-iron pans/pots and aluminum cans. Door knobs and lighting fixtures also contain metal. If you have old plumbing pipes this is a good source of copper. This is just a few of the things you may find in your home that contain metal.
Firstly, you should understand there are two types of scrap metals: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metal contains iron and non-ferrous metals contain gold, silver, zinc, tin, nickel, lead, copper and aluminum. Non-ferrous metals are worth more when compared to ferrous metals so you need to separate the two apart.
Once you separate your metal take it to a scrap metal recycling company. If you have a lot, you can rent a utility truck to carry it. The company will go through the metal and offer you a price for it. If you have more than one scrap metal recycling company in your area, you may want to check out several to see where you can make the most money.
If you live in the southern states, you can have a yard sale at your home. This is a good time to have one as people are looking for used Christmas gifts. If you live in an area that is too cold for a yard sale, you can have a virtual yard sale instead. This is beneficial as many more people will see your things. The only drawback is you have to ship things out to people.
There are many sites that allow you to list your things. Many of them are free or they may charge a small fee to you. Make sure you have good photos and put a good description for each item. Check it every day and if someone asks you a question about something answer them quickly.
You can also set up a virtual yard sale on a social media site, which will be completely free to you. This will work well if you have a lot of followers.
If you want to only have a virtual yard sale in your town, do a search for things like "(the name of your town) online yard sale" or "(name of your town) virtual yard sale."
You should now be able to make everyone on your Christmas list happy this season.