What you can sell at a pawn shop after spring cleaning?

The famous three gold balls sign of a pawnbroker's shop, above a street in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, eastern England.

It is almost spring time and for many people that means spring cleaning. It’s easy to donate it all to a thrift store or even just throw certain items in the trash, but if you take the time to bring your spring cleaning castaways to a pawn shop, you are likely to find yourself with a little extra cash for your efforts.

Start with your jewelry box when spring cleaning. That is where you stand to make the most cash. It’s easy to see a broken gold chain and toss it in the garbage but resist the temptation. Pawn shops will even buy your broken and dated jewelry as it can be remade into something fresh and new or melted down for scrap gold. Anything vintage or designer will be in high demand and will net you the most cash from the pawnbroker.

Gather your collectibles, antiques and fine jewelry that you no longer use, wear or want and bring it to a pawnbroker when you are finished with your spring cleaning as your reward for a job well done.