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For more valuable items, it could be worth going to an auction. Jonty Hearnden, antiques expert and presenter of BBC 1's Cash in the Attic and Sun, Sea and Bargain Spotting, says you should contact a local auctioneer if you think an item could be valuable.
Many of us have an old mobile phone gathering dust in a drawer somewhere, but you could easily turn it into cash , even if it is slightly damaged. Websites such as , and will tell you how much your phone is worth. An iPhone 3G, for example, could fetch around £130.
If you're longing for some retail therapy but can't afford to hit the shops, why not earn a few pounds as a mystery shopper? Websites such as employ mystery shoppers to drop in unannounced in shops and restaurants and rate their experience.