If you’ve been looking at ways to save money in 2016, you’re not alone. I love sharing my money saving tips and recently had a great session with a group of preschool moms here in Regina sharing my love of frugal living and how to keep more money in your pocket (check out the Facebook photo here!)

Here are my top tips to save more money in 2016. Try a little, embrace them all! It’s up to you. Treat it as another one of your daily hobbies or tasks and you’re well on your way to having a little nest-egg by the end of 2016 for a family trip, household purchase or more me-time gift certificates for you!

Toss, Donate or Sell

While cleaning out your basement, toy room and closet, make three separate piles (laundry baskets help with this if you can spare them). Items that are no longer useful, broken or torn can be tossed or recycled. Next, determine what items have value to sell second-hand and what items are better donated. Don’t be judgy because your friend sells everything down to her children’s worn shoes, and alternatively don’t feel bad because you’d rather sell items than donate them. Often times, I see if I can find someone to buy my used stuff and then if there’s no interest, I’ll then add it to the donate pile.

Here are some places you can sell your used items:

1) Online – Utilize Facebook (your own personal page or for-sale groups), Kijiji or other local websites where others buy and sell items. Use good judgement when selling items online to strangers. I always ensure my husband is home if someone has arranged for a pick up for example, though some people prefer only meeting at a designated location rather than having people come to their house. Check out this post on tips to stay safe selling online for more info.

2) Garage Sales – Garage sales have always been a great way to get rid of unused items and make some cash in a relatively short period of time, but it does take a lot of work and you have to store the items until the big day. Again, use online methods to advertise…..

This is an excerpt from the article Want To Save More Money in 2016? Here’s How. which originally appeared on http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.com/.