at home with a lot of extra time on your hands.
You’ve looked up how to clean blinds and how to paint a room—and then actually did the work! You’ve even resorted to all things “What to do when you’re bored.”
So now it’s time to consider tackling the long-neglected task of cleaning out the attic or storage room.
We all have that stash of boxes, you know the “priceless family heirlooms” that Grandma gave you ages ago.
They’re those boxes that haven’t unpacked in several moves and too many years to count.
While there is nothing more satisfying than dropping a pile of forgotten goods at the donation center.
it might be worth taking a gander through your hoards of stuff to make sure you’re not sitting on a treasure trove.
Through the years, items can appreciate in value more than you think.
Who knows? Even those garage sale items you bought for a dollar could be worth a fortune now!
For most of us, our basement is a repository of junk, filled with dried-up old paint cans, mildewed cardboard boxes, and ancient chargers belonging to electronics long since gone.
There’s no denying it feels mighty good to dump all that debris and give your cellar a clean
But before you go all Marie Kondo on that mess, you might want to think about what you don’t want to toss.
Whether it’s because your old stuff might net you cash or because it has sentimental value, here are 39 things in your basement you definitely shouldn’t ditch.
As shows like American Pickers have proven, one man’s trash can definitely be another man’s treasure. It’s easy to mistake that old ring from mom’s house or the dusty painting sitting in the attic for nothing more than junk.
But then you hear about assumed costume jewelry that’s suddenly worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
priceless artwork by the greats selling for tons at a thrift shop. Our point? A good fortune could be hiding just around the corner.
So if your neighbors are having a garage sale soon.
you might want to keep your eyes peeled for the following wares.
Disguised as ordinary items, they might actually be worth big money.