7 Ways to Make Money Cleaning Out Your Purse

7 Ways to Make Money Cleaning Out Your Purse

Is your purse starting to become a little heavy? Chances are it needs a good cleaning! But what fun is that? Well when you take a look below at 7 ways to make money cleaning out your purse, you will find this act to be more fun than you realized. Here are 7 ways you can make money cleaning out your purse, which not only frees up space but gives you a little cash in hand as well!

7 Ways to Make Money Cleaning Out Your Purse

1. Redeem your gift cards:

How many gift cards are lurking in your purse? Cleaning your purse out helps you find these cards and use up the balance. For Visa and Mastercard gift cards, redeem the balance no matter how small on an Amazon gift card. A few low balance cards can really add up to a nice Amazon card.

2. Cash in your change:

How much change is gathering at the bottom of your purse? Pour it all out and cash it in! Use a Coinstar machine and get a gift card with no fees taken out, or take the change to your bank and turn it in for cash.

3. Use those coupons:

Chances are your purse hold coupons you have forgotten about. Now is the time to put them to use and save some cash. Comb through your purse for coupons and get them organized so you can use them during your next shopping trip.

4. Scan those receipts:

Check the receipts in your purse for customer surveys that you can take to win cash OR take and earn coupons and future savings from. Don’t forget to scan those Walmart receipts using the Savings Catcher app and earn any price differences on a Walmart gift card.

5. Consign what you can:

Is your purse full of wallets, sunglasses, jewelry, or other accessories? If they are just remaining buried in your purse, why not consign them? Women’s consignment shops are always accepting name brand wristlets, wallets, jewelry, sunglasses, and other accessories.

6. Organize your customer loyalty cards:

Is your purse a mess with customer loyalty cards? Each time you don’t use one of these cards, you are losing out on potential savings and promotions. Clean out your purse and get these cards organized in a manner where you will have easy access to them.

7. Remember, your time is money!

When you get your purse cleaned out and organized, you are saving yourself time in the future from having to dig. Your time is valuable, so suppose you make $10 an hour. Should you spend 10 minutes a day digging, that’s 70 minutes in a week or approximately $12! Get organized instead and save time and effort which you could be putting into more profitable endeavors.

See how simple it can be to make money cleaning out your purse? Give these tips a try and see how much you can make!

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    February 17, 2015

    We have a huge bucket of change that we cash in 2x a year or so and usually end up with close to $100 each time.

  2. February 17, 2015

    I definitely need to cash in my gift cards for sure. I have to for a big amount.

  3. February 17, 2015

    Sounds crazy but I always forget about my change! I’m sure I’ve got at least $5 worth of quarters in my purse right now.

  4. February 17, 2015

    I am sure I have a ton of change in my purse! Need to check on the gift cards too!

  5. February 17, 2015

    I keep way too many things in my purse. You’re right, I should just convert my change into cash and pick through my coupons.

  6. Shauna
    February 17, 2015

    Oh my goodness, my purse is always ten times lighter when I turn in all that change. HA! I never thought of trading in my gift cards.

  7. February 17, 2015

    These are great tips! I got rid of most of my loyalty cards since most of the stores I shop at now have apps for smartphones. Makes my wallet much lighter (but with more money left in it!)

  8. February 17, 2015

    We cash in change now and then. All good ideas.

  9. All of these tips are so true! The loyalty cards, the spare coupons, the partial gift cards! I am guilty of so many, but I am happy to report that I have gotten much better about organizing my purse (except for the cookie crumbs and goldfish crackers!)

  10. February 17, 2015

    Great advise. I do many of these myself when I do clean my purchase (diaper bag), right now it is a hot mess.

  11. February 17, 2015

    You are so right about scanning those receipts. I know I have missed savings by not scanning my WalMart receipts; only the universe knows how many other receipts I could be scanning! Good ideas here!

  12. February 17, 2015

    Consignment is a great tip. You can score lots of great deals on designer clothes at consignment shops (ok and selling stuff there too, but shopping is more fun!)

  13. February 18, 2015

    Right! I do need to use my coupons. I am headed over to download and print some now while I’m thinking about it.

  14. February 18, 2015

    These are great tips. My purse is so big and it really gets heavy when I forget to clean it out!

  15. February 18, 2015

    All great Tips .. I found over $300 dollars in Change as well as a receipt for Free Chicken Nuggets at Wendys last week

  16. February 18, 2015

    Gift cards are such money makers for companies. I need to look in my wallet now for unused ones.

  17. February 18, 2015

    I have so many gift cards floating around. I never thought to add them on an Amazon card

  18. February 22, 2015

    Redeeming gift cards is a great tip! I have tried to get rid of most, but know that I still have a few. It’s at least $100 just sitting there!

  19. February 23, 2015

    These are such great reminders! It’s the little things you do that can really add up, and I think a lot of us really forget that. Thanks for the tips and reminder!

  20. Great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!

  21. Wow I never thought of this before. I could definitely do some of these. I knew about the change but I had forgotten about the receipts and often forget to use my loyalty cards.

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