DECLUTTER. MAKE MONEY
So if you’re anything like me, I tend to hang onto things thinking I will use them later and then later never comes. This was the case five years ago when I was in college. I hung onto a lot of my textbooks because I was insulted by the price offered to me for selling it back and I thought I just might need it. Well…I only ended up using a few of those books for teaching so when I was reminded of the neglected books in our guestroom I thought I might see what I could get for them now. I did this project two weeks ago and boy was it worth it! I made $112.56! And to think that money was just collecting dust. This week I encourage you to find what money you have hiding in old books.
- packaging tape
- shipping filler for boxes
1. Gather unwanted books
I had the most luck with textbooks and some of my classical literature. My suggestion is to grab several of each genre and see what they bring before carrying all your books over to the computer.
Both of these companies are legit. I used both and then sold my book to the one who would give me more for it.
3. Enter ISBN numbers
ISBN numbers are usually found on the back of the book, but if not there, look at the first couple of pages and it should be located on the page with all the other information about the book such as copyright date, etc.
4. Follow site directions
5. Package books
Each company has its own specific way to do this but both suggest filling any empty space left in the box with packaging material- wadded up newspapers work just fine
6. Ship books
Again, each company has a specific way so follow their directions but both give you a free shipping label. Wahoo!
7. Get paid!
Here’s what books I sold and what I got for them:
Romance of the Rose by Delorris $4.25
Portrait of Artist as Young Man by Joyce $.30
Pedagogy of Freedom by Freire $3.70
Decameron by Boccaccio $1.25
Nonfiction Matters by Harvey $6.05
Book of Margery Kempe by Kempe $3.70
Being There by Kosinski $1.85
Alchemist by Jonson $1.20
Choice Theory by Glasser $1.80
Mythology by Leeming $3.65
World Mythology by Rosenberg $12.40
Results Now by Schmoker $6.95
New Teacher Book by Salas $2.50
End of Education by Postman $1.85
I don’t have the list of titles because I already deleted the e-mail since I have gotten my check. I made $66.11 from them for seven books.