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Ridiculously Easy Ways to Make Money From Home

by Cristina Corvino 1:03 PM, October 16, 2017

Aired October 17, 2017

What if we told you it was possible to make money without getting up off your couch?

Well, according to Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert for Gift Card Granny, it absolutely is!

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More likely than not, there are items hanging out in your home that you could be selling instead of tossing.

And it’s as easy as visiting sites like Etsy, eBay and Amazon to do it!

EMPTY BOXES


Have a big move coming up? If so, this tip’s for you!

One studio audience member had a mountain of empty boxes lying around after renovating her kitchen -- and she had no idea what to do with them!

Little did she know she could earn up to $38 for each dozen. Wow!

BROKEN CRAYONS


Do you have a box of your kids’ broken crayons that you were planning on tossing? Not so fast!

You can snag about $20 for it from someone who wants to repurpose them, according to Trae.

After all, as we’ve learned on our show, crafters and DIYers love broken crayons because they can turn them into art!

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TOILET PAPER ROLLS


This one surprised Rach the most -- and you’ll see why!

A big bag of the leftover cardboard from toilet paper rolls could earn you about $50.

Yes, FIFTY DOLLARS.

“She earned more money than anybody here,” Rach joked about one studio audience member, “by going to the toilet!”

Fair point, Rach, fair point.

If you check out eBay, you'll see many users selling these -- and they're especially useful for crafters looking for quick supplies!

BABY SUPPLIES


Why not make the most of items you only had a chance to use for a blink-and-you-miss-it amount of time?!

“Your baby grows fast,” Trae says. “And you grow out of things.”

For starters, 3 baby bottles can go for for $6.50.

But what’s even better is that you can sell a big box of used baby food jars for about $39. Crafters LOVE them.

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EGG CARTONS


You might be done with your egg carton the moment your crack your last one into a pan for scrambled eggs or a mixing bowl for a yummy cake -- but painters, crafters and farmers could still put them to good use!

In fact, Trae reveals you could sell them for between $10 and $40, depending on how large your filled box is.

Score!

USED OR NEW DENTURES

Rach was a little skeptical about this one -- and you might be, too -- but wait until you see the price tag!

Guess how much your new or used dentures could earn you?

A potential $95.

Yes, nearly $100!

“I think that may be crossing the line for me!” Rach admits, laughing.

To each his or her own, indeed!