How To Make Money Selling Your Crap

how to make money selling your crap

That little pup up there is going to be you after you sell all your junk!;)

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Hoarders, you may be inclined to sit through the broadcast telling the people involved exactly what to do. But when it comes to our own stuff stored in the basement, the attic, and every closet in our home, it may not be as easy to see the solution to your clutter and your financial issues.

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6 Homemade Beauty Recipes Made From Scraps

beauty recipes from scraps

When living on a budget, luxurious spa treatments aren’t really your first priority. But what if I told you that you can get your whole skin care regime for free just by using food that you would otherwise throw away?

Today, a lot of good food is going to waste. The specific numbers in studies can vary greatly, but one thing is clear: we throw away way too much food. By utilizing leftovers and buying consciously, a family can save up to $1,000 every year. But eating food scraps isn’t the only way to use leftovers – a lot of food is also great for using in skin and hair care. In addition to this, there are a lot of non-edible food scraps, such as peels and seeds, that can be put to use in your beauty regime.

Many food ingredients such as fruits and vegetables contain the same components as store-bought skin care products, for instance vitamins, minerals and AHA-acids. So why not use the natural source of the vitamins, instead of buying products that cost a lot of money, and where the vitamins are produced synthetically? By using natural ingredients that you have at home, you’re saving a ton money and doing the environment a favour, and at the same time you don’t have to worry about using products with ingredients linked to cancer, skin irritation and hormonal imbalance.

Here are 6 of my favorite beauty treatments that will literally cost you nothing, as they utilize ingredients you would normally throw away.

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Rainbow Scavenger Hunt – Cheap-o Weekend Activity

free weekend activity

This post is by new columnist Sara Schmutz!

If you are like me, at some point you start to dread the weekends a little bit. It’s always the same. You want to get out of the house. You want to go do something fun. I mean, it is your weekend we are talking about. You are always looking for ideas for family activities. The problem with that is that any weekend activity that is enjoyable is also expensive. That is where I come in. Currently my little family is in it’s 7th year of living off of a college student’s income. It has been little money for a long time. We don’t have the money to go out to the movies or dinner every week. So, we get creative. So creative, in fact, that sometimes it is more fun to not spend money than it is to spend.

So, this weekend when you are dragging your feet over how to entertain yourselves, I dare you to go have a free rainbow scavenger hunt for the evening. What is a rainbow scavenger hunt? Well, first – head over to your local paint supply store and pick out as many pretty paint swatches as you want. The more you get, the longer your hunt will be. Next, combine all those lovely little colors together and staple into a book. This completes your scavenger list.

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You play the game by heading over to your favorite spot. Such as downtown, the local park, a nice beach, or even your own house. Pull out your freshly minted color swatch book and get to work. Start at the first color and, as quickly as you can, find an item in your surrounding area that matches the color. Once you have found the first color, you can move on to the second. Keep looking until you have matched up every color in your booklet!

This game is incredibly fun as a family activity, but would also double as a great group date night. It is great to see what colors really get you stumped. I swear mint green should be easier to find in this world, hopefully you’ll have more luck. Have fun color hunting!

Do you think you’ll try a Rainbow Scavenger Hunt? Is this an activity your family would enjoy?
Sara Schmutz loves to plan parties, lovely DIYs, and attend tea parties with her two daughters. She adores pretty color palettes and confetti. She blogs at Confetti Sunshine.

in Family, Friends, & Relationships, Kids, Things To Do
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