We all have stuff lying around the house; it would seem living conditions demand we leave everything known to man strewn across the coffee table and lose precious items under the sofa. However, there comes a point in your life where you say to yourself, ‘Enough is enough!’ With this, you sweep everything off of the kitchen counters and start sorting through what’s all over the floor. So if you feel you’ve reached that point, and you’re tearing your hair out at the thought of living like this for even more one day, it’s time to start a productivity drive. Take those negative feelings and turn them into something positive by using your junk to bring in a little extra income each month. Here’s some ways to get started!
First of All, Keep Things Elsewhere
When you can’t breathe because of the amount of things you own, and you’re not willing to simply throw anything away, you’re going to need to find somewhere to keep everything you own. Healthy living comes from both our peace of mind and our physical environments after all, so make sure this is where you start. (It’s also a good place to keep extra junk when you buy it to keep your business thriving…)
Not only will taking your junk out to a self storage free up the space you need to comfortably live, but it also means you don’t need to actively keep an eye on all the surplus you own. You don’t have to worry with parting with anything when you’ve got an entire container at your disposal! Everything’s stored in the right conditions, if you have anything that’s particularly at risk from atmosphere, and CCTV keeps it safe and secure.
Upcycling is something not a lot of people have heard of, with recycling only being around for the past 20 years or so and slowly becoming a social norm during that time. However, if you have a lot of junk lying around the house, make sure you’re putting it to good use by repurposing it for other uses. Once you’ve made a satellite out of an old bin lid, or a clock out of an old bike wheel, you’re going to be in business!
Once you’ve got some good creations up your sleeve, take to the net. Of course you could head to an antique’s store to try and flog your items, but this is the best course of action. Set up a shop and make sure your upcycling ways are front and centre in your marketing campaign. Small businesses like yours are some of the most popular retailers online, so join the masses and be proud of your craft.
Turning your junk into a business only takes a bit of time and effort, and you weren’t doing anything better with your stuff anyway! Get an idea, make it happen, and then sell it to the world; it’s an incredibly effective kind of side hustle considering you already own everything!