Can You Make Money on Your Junk?

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If you have lived in your house for a while or if you have inherited a piece of property, you could be surprised by how much junk you have acquired. The junk tends to increase incrementally until you have more than you know what do with. The best option is to hire a junk removal team to get rid of the stuff you don’t want. However, just because it’s junk and you don’t want it doesn’t mean it’s worthless. You can make money on your junk. Here is how.

Scrap Metal

The easiest and most straightforward way to make money on your junk is to scrap it. Metal is a limited natural resource that requires extensive processing to be useful. That makes it very valuable as a resource even once it has been used. For example, it is easier and faster to turn aluminum cans into billets of raw aluminum than it is to mine and refine aluminum ore. The value you can glean from scrap items depends on the amount of metal and the type of metal. For example, steel is an incredibly useful material; however, it is not very valuable. Therefore, companies are always looking for steel scrap but it’s not very expensive. You likely have appliances that are made of steel and iron. If you have junk cars, they can be worth hundreds or thousands of dollars in scrap metal alone.

Less common metals that are useful, such as copper, can be very expensive. Make sure you keep an eye out for copper wires.


Other items that are still in decent condition can actually be resold instead of scrapped or thrown away. The best way to do that would be to hire a junk removal firm to remove everything you don’t want. Many of them will even sort your junk for you. Once they’ve done that, you’ll have all of the items that are still useful. You can then list them online to sell them, list them in a physical space, or even have a yard sale. Many people have found that the money they make on their sale more than covers the expense of hiring the junk removal team.

Hiring professionals is a great way to make sure that you stay safe while you are having your junk removed. Also, it will make it much easier on you since you don’t have to do anything more than make a phone call. If you try to make money with your junk, your removal might end up being free.


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