This isn't some lame ad for a real estate course or a pitch to sell Amway, just a bit of advice. With the advent of Craigslist, eBay, Etsy and the like it's never been easier to sell your crap... I mean treasures, lol. It beats having a garage sale where people expect rock bottom prices.

If you're even more motivated, do what I do... buy and sell stuff. I happen to really be into the Mad Men era. Martinis, Lounge Music and Mid Century Modern Furniture. My entire apartment looks a bit like a time capsule. The upshot of it all is that I'm constantly finding cool stuff to upgrade my place and that means I end up with more stuff than I need so I sell the rest online.

For example, the lamps in the photo above I bought at a consignment store in Richland for $50 that I just sold on eBay for $175. So far this year I've made about $4000... just about enough to buy a spleen on the black market. So while I'm not getting rich, it's beer money and if I can do it so can you.