When you are spring cleaning this year, whether it's in the house or in the garage, you can make some money by being smart.

According to freemoneywisdom.com, you should make a list of categories. Litter, clutter, and junk. Junk can either be useless or something that is worth money and may need to be looked at by a professional or pawned. The standard rule of thumb is to eliminate items that you have not used in the past six months from the home during spring cleaning activities – with the exception of photographs and other irreplaceable treasures.

According to worthy.com Facebook, Craigslist and eBay remain tried and true resources for selling your stuff. They also warn against meeting at your home if you sell to someone. Meet at a shopping mall out in the open, wal-mart is a good place since they have cameras. If you are selling to someone out of town, don’t forget to incorporate the cost of shipping into your bottom line. For other items, make sure you aren't losing money when selling them, if you are, consider donating then you can write it off on taxes.