2. Sell unwanted items
Your trash might be someone else’s treasure! Sell your old clothes and items from around the house at a garage sale, or to a second hand shop or online. You may be tired of some of your things, but sometimes they still look nearly new. Someone else will love them and be willing to pay a good price.
3. Buy second hand clothes
Why not buy second hand instead of brand new? You’ll save yourself a lot of money, and it’s amazing what some people donate to charity shops. You may be able to afford that expensive brand after all and give money to charity at the same time. It’s a win-win.
4. Reuse containers
Whether it’s a plastic water bottle, a takeaway container or a jam jar – it can be reused. A jam jar could be really useful and save you having to buy a new container if you, for example, make your own jam or chutney, or need somewhere to keep receipts, tickets, or buttons. Next time you have one ready to recycle, think about how you could give it a new purpose instead.
5. Recycle old electronics
Did you know you can get cash from an old cell phone not being used and just gathering dust in your home? The same is true for video games and computers. Sites like Amazon, Decluttr and ebay are good options to consider if you want to sell online.
The bottom line: We know recycling is a responsible practice and benefits the environment. But…if you need a more personal reason to get started, think about the financial benefits!