It’s hard to believe that Christmas is over already. After all the build-up, saving and fevered anticipation, January can seem a bit anticlimactic.
Another thing that many people struggle with is where to put most of the things they have accumulated over Christmas, whether they have bought themselves things in the Boxing Day sale or received some bits from friends and family.
Well before you put those bath salts into a cupboard you won’t open for years, know that there are a few things you can do with unwanted presents that can make your January fantastic.
While you’re at it, why don’t you clean out that cupboard and see what items you can find that are just gathering dust. A key example is scrap gold jewelry that you might be saving for a rainy day. Dust off those gleaming brooches, seek out those sparkling rings you don’t want and see how you can make the best of them.
Some people receive gold or silver jewelry that they don’t like. It could be the most exquisite piece of jewelry in the world but if it’s not your style, you’re unlikely to ever wear it.
Why don’t you take advantage of the high gold price and sell to an online gold buyer? Who knows, there could be a holiday in the sun or a bills payment locked up inside your old or unwanted jewelry.
So dust it off, collect it together and get a great price for it.
When selling gold for cash though, make sure you shop around for a great price!
Make Oxfam’s day
One small charity donation from you can help improve the lives of some of the world’s poorest people.
Giving your unwanted things to a charity shop like Oxfam will help raise vital funds. You’d be surprised how far our money goes in the developing world, so far in fact that lifesaving medical treatment in Africa can cost as little as the price of a book here in the UK. Even a book is beyond the reach of most poor people living in African countries like Ethiopia and the Sudan.
Donating is easy, and it tidies up your home beautifully while making a difference to someone’s life.
Re-gifting isn’t the taboo it used to be. You could always save the present to give to someone else for their birthday. A lot of people receive gifts that they know aren’t for them but would suit a friend or family member beautifully. This can be a lovely – and completely free – way of treating the people you love to presents.
Just make sure you don’t give the gift back to the person who gave it to you in the first place.
Hopefully these tips will help you get rid of the presents you hate!