You may not realize it, but your garage or basement may be full of scrap metal and old treasures worth their weight in cold hard cash. If you haven’t cleaned the house lately, maybe it’s time to grab more than a dustpan and broom. Go ahead and load down the pickup truck because someone out there may just pay you a handsome ransom for items you don’t use anymore. In fact, a savvy junk dealer is about to become your new best friend.

Once you begin gathering odds and ends that you don’t use anymore, you’ll be amazed at how much money your junk dealer will pay for old tools, wiring, and metals you can easily recycle. Start packing boxes and don’t stop with what you have hidden away in your man cave, household and personal items can be worth a fortune, too.

Take your old gold and silver jewelry to your junk dealer, and don’t forget to search for those old silver dollars and gold coins, too. After you rummage through the wife’s jewelry box (with her permission of course) consider invading another one of her favorite places- the kitchen! Your junk dealer will pay a fair price for the items found there, old appliances and cookware could put some extra cash in your pocket.

In today’s economy, everyone can use some extra spending money. The real question is, what are you willing to sell? Right now copper, steel, iron, aluminum, brass, gold, silver, and bronze are in high demand. Look around and see what you can find that might appeal to a junk dealer. scrap metal

If you aren’t sure, then ask questions. In fact, leave a comment and ask here. If you want to know if a certain item will appeal to a junk dealer you can always search the internet for information, but the best way to test your junk for value is to talk to the experts. Ask folks who have sold scrap metal if they have any advice for you. Chances are, someone will be glad to tell you. Many people are making good money by selling their scrap metal.  Isn’t it time you cashed in, too? What kind of junk are you keeping under wraps? What might you sell today?