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2018 Declutter: 7 Ways to Make Money Off Of Your Stuff

As you clean  your home, know that you can convert some of the stuff you don’t want to use  and even the space in your attic and garage into cash that you can stash into your rainy day fund or to supplement your household income. Also, time! If you work from home, part time or have a business, there are ways to use your time and vehicle to make money.

We discovered 7 apps that can be used to help you earn money off of your stuff!

Urbansitter is the perfect money-making app for the parent with kids who’ve outgrown their playroom. Sign up and you’ll be put in tough with thousands of potetnial babysitting and nannying jobs

Studypool lets you pull in teaching money from teh comfort of your own home computer. The site lets you connect with students all over the world looking for tutors.

Bookscouter will turn that bookshelf full of unread books into a potential treasure trove! Just scan your books’ barcodes with your smartphone and Bookscouter will give you a list of buyback companies that will pay for your pages.

Airbnb will let you give traveling tourists a place to rest their heads and help you make a little money in the process. AirBnB allows you to rent out any spare guest room just like a hotel.

Uber/Lyft Turn your ar into a taxi service

Pawn Guru– This app will connect you to local pawn shops in your area

Just Park -connects you with drivers in your area looking for a place to put their car. Rent your driveway or yard out to them like a parking garage.

Rover – get paid to be among one of this app’s top premiere dog walkers or sitters.  Or if you need the services, here is $25 to use towards your first booking!

So an “Uber for Kids” car service is here

A San Francisco start up has created what is being called “Uber for Kids”. 
Essentially, the app Shuddle enables ride sharing where a fleet of all women drivers (currently) picks up kids who need rides to sporting games, practices and other extracurricular activities and takes them to their destination.
As with Uber and Lyft, a booking (which must be done by 10 am the day before with Shuddle) sends the image and name of the driver. The parents provide a password which the driver must repeat and the kid knows.
And also like with the popular ride share apps like SideCar, there is a GPS transmission of the vehicle and route that the parents can monitor to track the vehicle their precious kids are in as it travels to the destination. Also, no kids who require car seats are allowed. 

Shuddle’s Nick Allen founder told The Huffington Post that it is a mere coincidence that all its drivers are female but chalks it up to them getting all the women who don’t feel comfortable being Uber drivers. 

The added requirements for Shuddle drivers beyond criminal histories, DMV records, and employer reference. All drivers must either have kids of their own or have the experience of having worked with kids at some point. 
“Think of your driver as a neighbor who you can count on,” Allen said.
The 11 person company has faised $2.6 million in funding  from various angel- and institutional investors, and plans to expand beyond San Francisco, where it is currently only available. 
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