Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert, 45, appeared on This Morning today to talk about how you can make money from your living room.
The money saving expert advised that, through doing a “personal stock take”, you can shift unwanted items and make money, on sites such as eBay.
Inspired by shops getting rid of their own stock at the moment, he advised viewers to make money from theirs too.
“Finally, now’s the perfect time to do an annual personal stock clearance, and make some extra cash for 2018.
“Walk around the house and examine everything; from books, cds, dvds, old mobile phones and clothes.
“If you’ve not used it since last January, consider flogging it,”
He used the example of one woman, Zoe, who said “I’ve made £200-£300 selling on Facebook, it works well – no fees, no trips to the post office.”
Martin continued: “Have a look on eBay to see if any of your bits are suitable for sale.
“There are also lots of recycling sites that will pay you for old mobiles and gadgets.
“Just make sure you do your research first to find the one that’ll give you the most.”
He also shared a number of store discount codes valid over this period.
Extra 30% off Urban Outfitters: Go online to Urban Outfitters and enter the code SALEONSALE you can get an extra 30% off everything in the ‘up to 75% off’ sale (doesn’t work on full-priced items) – making it a max 82% off – until 11.59pm Sunday 4 February. You can also get the extra discount in stores if you quote the code at the checkout.
Extra 25% off Nike: Go online to Nike and you can get an extra 25% off items in the ‘up to 40% off’ sale (not full-priced items) – making it a max 55% off – when you enter the code 25OFF at the checkout until 10.59pm this Sunday (28 January).
Extra 20% off Oasis: Go online to Oasis and you can get an extra 20% off selected sale items that are already up to 60% off – so the max discount is 68% when you enter the code SALE20 at the checkout. There’s no end date, only till stocks last so if you want to use it go soon. The code’s not valid in stores or on any full-price items.
Extra 40% off the Body Shop: Go online to The Body Shop and you can get 40% off most full-price and sale items when you enter the code 14664 until 9am this Sunday 28 January. The offer’s not available in stores and some items are excluded.
He appeared on Good Morning Britain to advise viewers how to save £100s using the deal.