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Jan­uary is a good time to go through your home and try to make a lit­tle cash from items you’ve rarely used or your kids have out­grown – such as that pop­corn maker that seemed like such a good idea at the time or your son’s too-small bike. Fur­ni­ture too – maybe you have a desk or a cou­ple of chairs you don’t need.

Ad­ver­tise them on sites such as Gumtree, OLX or Face­book Mar­ket­place and put a lit­tle ex­tra cash in your cof­fers. You’ll also de­clut­ter your liv­ing space which is a great way to start a new year. NOTE Be savvy when sell­ing online. Never hand over any­thing with­out get­ting the money first, and it’s al­ways bet­ter to opt for cash as elec­tronic trans­ac­tions might be fraud­u­lent.

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