As a child, surprises were usually a fun event and associated with a birthday party, an exciting outing, or fresh baked cookies. But as an adult, the idea of a surprise can take on a new meaning, especially when they have to do with an unexpected expense, such as a car repair, speeding ticket, or medical bill. When you have an unexpected expense surprise you, here are some tips to help you make some extra cash to help pay for them.
Pawn or Sell Your Gold Jewelry
Over the years, you may have collected a great deal of jewelry that now sits in your jewelry box or safe. You no longer wear it because it might be out of style, is no longer to your taste, or was from an ex and you don't want to wear it, but know it has value. Instead of letting your jewelry sit while gathering dust, you can sell it to realize some of its value.
There are gold buyers that will buy your gold jewelry from you and give you cash on the spot for it. If you are considering you may want to get back your jewelry items, you can pawn it for a period of time. This allows you to get the cash for it, then after a period of time you can pay for the item plus a pawn fee to reclaim the jewelry. This allows you to use the item as collateral and borrow money against it to pay for your unexpected surprise expenses.
Declutter and Hold a Yard Sale
A second way to get some extra money quick is to plan and hold a yard sale in your front yard or garage if the weather is wet. First, you will need to go through your home and pick out items that you no longer use or need, which you can sell it your yard sale. Look through your closets, storage boxes, holiday decorations, and for any toys, games, books, and home decor you no longer want. You might be surprised at how many items you are holding onto that you really don't use anymore.
If you have a storage unit, go through this and sell items that have sat there for months or years. Chances are good if you haven't needed the items recently, you won't miss them if you sell them.
With poster paper and some poster paint and paint brush, write up yard sale signs that you hang through your neighborhood, which will direct drivers to your home. Be sure the signs are all the same bright color to attract attention each with directional arrow to help guide visitors to your sale.
For more information on selling or buying gold, reach out to companies like IN Gold Corp.