If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, then eBay is the place to make both men happy. Yes, no matter what junk you’ve got lying around your house, there’s probably someone willing to pay for it. Before you throw out your old cell phone chargers, shoes and towels, then, make sure you aren’t missing an opportunity to make some serious money.
40. Broken crayons
Crayons aren’t exactly the sturdiest artistic medium around, but they are plentiful and cheap. Chances are, then, that your kids will go through quite a few in their early years. But don’t just toss those broken crayons in the trash. Instead, bag them up, weigh them, and pop them on eBay. A thrifty crafter will quickly take them off your hands, because melted crayons have tons of different uses. Indeed, an 8.6-pound bag of mixed colors recently sold for $33.