7 Places to Make Money from Your Unwanted Items

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What to do after you adopt KonMari or the Minimalist Lifestyle?

Minimalism, Marie Kondo's Konmari method, tiny living, tidy up - these are all becoming super popular now, especially for those of us who move and travel often. Having less stuff (only the stuff you really love and need) makes it easier to do more of what you love, and not waste time or energy or space in your life on things that don't make you truly happy, the way that only experiences and connecting with people can :) 

The challenge for many people can be figuring out what to do with all those items you decide you don't want or love or need anymore. Most people do not want to throw things out, and are reluctant to give them away to places like Goodwill or leave them in charity or donation boxes.

What do you do with something you love, but have to get rid of?
What do you do with something you recently bought, but don't have a use for?
What do you do with gifts that you won't use or wear?

Sell them! 

Selling items used to take a lot of effort because you would have to take pictures, upload them to your computer, and then create listings on Craigslist or Kijiji. 

Now it literally takes 30 seconds to list something with your iPhone or Android phone, and probably about another 2 minutes of messaging to figure out where you will meet someone to make the sale.

Here are my favourite places to go to after I've done a clean sweep. I used to do it just when I knew a trip or move was coming up, but now I have make it a regular habit to go to selling apps and sell used clothes online anytime I buy a new piece of clothing, and even when I am just doing the laundry.

I suggest downloading each of these apps and seeing which is most popular where you are located, and then listing your items there. I actually list my items on 3 of these apps because I find that I make sales with all of them, and I don't mind taking the extra couple minutes to post the items there.

1. LetGo

This app is a bit laggy, but there's a ton of people using it in the Greater Toronto Area, so it's great to list your things here. You'll find listings of just about every household item and apparel on LetGo, so it's a good one to check out.

2. Carousell 

This app is pretty new, but it's cool because you can actually follow people's pages, so once you build up some followers, they'll get notifications any time you add something to your collection of items for sale. People list just about everything here, but it seems like most come to shop and look for apparel items.

3. Varage Sale

This one is probably my favourite when it comes to app UI because it makes it really easy to search for items, since everything is categorized by item type and even size. But I don't feel like there's quite as many people using the app in the Greater Toronto Area.

4. Facebook Groups or Marketplace

If you don't feel like downloading a new app, then definitely check out Facebook groups by searching your city name and "buy sell trade". I'm sure there will be at least one group that you can join and start posting in! There's also a Facebook Marketplace which you can check out, but how active it is will definitely depend on your location.

5. Poshmark

Poshmark is marketed as having higher-end brand clothing, so it's the right place to go if you had tons of brand name clothes that you want to sell and get rid of.

6. Mercari

Mercari is similar to Varage Sale and Carousell. You'll find home items, clothing, vintage, electronics, and even handmade items listed here. I haven't tried it, but check it out, and comment what your think of it!

7. OfferUp

OfferUp has been around since 2012 and has some good ratings in the app store. actually lookst just about identical to Carousell, which makes me wonder...In any case, just check it out to see how popular it is in your exact location before you decide to dedicate time to listing your items.

The coolest part is that it's so easy that you can do it every time you do the laundry, or tidy up your place, or come home from shopping. So instead of spending hours listing a ton of stuff, you can just list items as you come across them. So easy! 


Getting rid of stuff gives me an amazing feeling, and it's even better when I know that I am giving it to someone else who will get more joy out of it than me. Don't let items take up space and clutter your life, or end up in the garbage. Give them a new purpose !

Love & greens,

🥑❤️Ania

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How to Build a Round Butt At Home ♡ Full Workout | No Equipment

This is a FULL lower body workout that you can do at home or on the go, wherever you are. The focus is on your glutes, so make sure that the entire time you have your mind focused on engaging and flexing those muscles!

Do it slow and controlled, until you start feeling the burn, and repeat the workout series as many times in a row as you can for a full gluteus (butt) muscle workout. 

You don't need any equipment for this workout, except maybe a mat or softer surface to lay down on. 

You can add some weight if you wish, by adding dumb bells, kettlebells, or a barbell, but it's not necessary to get a great workout in!

25 REPS EACH EXERCISE = 1 CIRCUIT


The warm-up:
25 Narrow stance squats
25 Medium stance squats
25 Wide stance squats
25 Lunges (left leg)
25 Lunges (right leg)
The next 5 exercises, do 1 leg at a time (first do all 5 with your left leg, then do all 5 with your right leg):
25 Kickbacks
25 Cross-overs
25 Fire hydrant
25 Straight leg raise
25 Donkey kick
Burn-out with:
25 Half bridges

Repeat the circuit 2-5 times for a full workout.

Also try adding this in after your cardio workout, or weight training. It's a great way to fully fatigue your muscles to make your booty strong, firm, and round.

Love & greens,

🥑❤️Ania

Grab A Mat or Spot on the Rug, and Train With Me!

Skip to 1:20 in the video to start the workout. Comment below how many times you managed to do the full series in a row! 2? 3? 4?

Want to learn how to use flexible dieting to reach your fitness goals ?

With flexible dieting you still getting to eat your favourite foods (aka. filling your waffles with chocolate chips, peanut butter and bananas).  All that matters is that you get the amount of fat, protein, and carbohydrates that YOUR body needs.

Download the Step-by-Step guide now to figure out how much of each YOU should be eating!

How to Make Perfect PROTEIN WAFFLES Savory or Sweet

Waffles aren't just for breakfast, and they can be super healthy if you make them the right way!

Follow this simple 2 Step Recipe for perfect waffles every time. Easily make them however YOU love them:

Vegan, Vegetarian, High protein, Low Carb, Sweet, Savory, Gluten Free, Whole Grain, Whole Food, or a mix of any of these styles!

Be sure to watch the short video at the end of this blog post to see how these Fully Loaded Grilled Cheese Protein Waffles are made, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss out on any of our future healthy recipe videos, or workout videos.

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STEP 1: 

Perfect Waffle Batter

STEP 1: The Waffle BATTER

For perfect waffles every time, combine:

  • 1/4 cup pancake or waffle mix of any kind 🥞 I recommend Kodiak
  • 1/4 cup egg whites, or flax eggs, or protein powder (my favourite is Cupcake Whey mixed in 1/4 cup of water)
  • 1 egg (or more flax eggs)
  • 1/4 milk (any: coconut, almond, macadamia, dairy, cashew)
  • Spices to taste

For SWEET waffles add these spices/extras to the waffle batter:

For SAVORY waffles try adding these spices to the batter:

Cooking warning!

Depending on how much more egg whites, eggs, waffle mix, and other ingredients you add into the waffle mix, you might end up with more than 1 serving's worth of waffle batter. Be sure to only fill your waffle iron 2/3 of the way so that you don't end up with spill over. It's better to under-fill a bit, than to waste deliciousness, and have more to clean up! 😆

Easy Protein Waffles Recipe - ANIA KLAUDIA KATS

STEP 2:

Grilled-in Toppings

STEP 2: The Grilled-in Toppings

Waffle TOPPINGS For SWEET waffles try using these toppings:

For SAVORY waffles try using these toppings:

  • Sauce (marinara, BBQ, salsa, etc.)
  • Sliced protein (tofu, lox, chicken, hard boiled egg, etc.)
  • Shredded cheese (dairy free, cheddar, mozzarella, etc.)
  • Sliced veggies (peppers, tomatoes, avocado, onion, sprouts, cucumber, etc.)

I hope you LOVE this way of making waffles.

Be sure to comment below what your favourite combination of ingredients and toppings is for your creations!

Love & greens,

🥑❤️Ania

Watch Me Make Savory Protein Waffles in 2 Minutes

Nutritional Value and Macronutrients

If you follow the 1 serving recipe in the video, you can expect the following nutritional value and macronutrient break-up. Remember, by simply changing if you use egg whites or whole eggs, the type of waffle mix you use, and the types of toppings you use, you can drastically change these values. I always suggest logging what you plan to use into an app like My Fitness Pal before you start making the waffles to make sure that what you are planning will meet your goals.

  • 408 calories per serving
  • 30 grams of carbohydrates
  • 39 grams of protein
  • 15 grams of dietary fat
  • 5 grams of fiber

Want to learn how to use flexible dieting to reach your fitness goals ?

With flexible dieting you still getting to eat your favourite foods (aka. filling your waffles with chocolate chips, peanut butter and bananas).  All that matters is that you get the amount of fat, protein, and carbohydrates that YOUR body needs.

Download the Step-by-Step guide now to figure out how much of each YOU should be eating!

Most Beautiful Miami Beaches and Malls To Explore

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Miami is one of my favourite cities in the world. In fact, the entire Florida east coast has got to be one of the most beautiful and happy places to visit.

I feel right at home with the sun, palm trees, green juices, healthy lifestyle, and hustling people. 

Being there just instantly makes me incredibly happy, feeling insanely motivated and healthy... I just might have to move there for a few months when winter rolls around!

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This video is the first day waking up at the haunted Florida Hollywood Beach Resort Cruise Port Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, taking a drive down to Aventura Mall in hopes of grabbing a new iPhone 7 Plus. Unfortunately, all of Florida seemed to have the same idea! 😭

It always blows my mind how hyped up Apple products are for launches, and how excited everyone is to get their hands on them.

😱 This was the first time I stood in a crazy long line to get my own, and I certainly didn't expect the news they gave me when I got to the front of the line! But, seeing as I had to give back my iPhone 6 to my work before leaving Prague, I had no choice - yes, poor me, having to buy a shiny brand new rose gold iPhone Plus. 😜

I also fall in love with the incredibly luxury, beautiful and unique Bal Harbour Shops in Bal Harbour. 😎

Watch to also see one of the most touristic, yet beautiful places in Miami, Lincoln Road Mall
on Lincoln Rd. It reminded me so much of Le Promenade Anglaise in Nice, France, where there's beautiful patios of restaurants and bars open on both sides as you get to enjoy and shop. 😍

✈️ To keep up with my travel adventures, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel, and enable notifications so that you're notified every time I upload a new video that I made especially for you! 

Did I miss an amazing mall in the Greater Miami Area?

Let me know in the comments so that I can be sure to check it out the next time I head down - which will probably be as soon as the warm weather stops in Toronto!

Love & greens,

🥑❤️Ania
 

Where to Promote Your Giveaways

Creating a social media or Amazon giveaway can be an effective way of growing your followers/likes/e-mail list and getting more eyeballs on your site/products if done right.

Not only that, everyone that engages with your campaign can also be retargeted afterwards!

After you've created the campaign, it's time to get as many eyeballs as you can on it. You could use paid ads for this, but there's more options out there!

Amazon Giveaway on Facebook Page

Here are FREE places to promote your giveaway to get more entrants. Of course, keep in mind that depending on your giveaway, some of these may be more or less relevant to what you are giving away and the end goal of your campaign.

If you host a giveaway Linky that we haven’t listed, feel free to email us and let us know.

Blog Giveaways/Sweepstakes

These are blogs and giveaway Linky's that list all active giveaways that are submitted to them. Some are instantaneous, but others take up to 7 days to review submissions before posting them, so be sure to submit your sweepstake or giveaway as early as possible to make sure it's approved and posted. Some of these also give you the option to promote your post.

Low-Entry Linky Sites

You can only submit to these while you have under 200 entrants in your contest, so submit immediately after creating the campaign!

Facebook Giveaway groups/pages for US

You'll need to request to join these groups, so request to join before you are even ready to launch the campaign. Go ahead and search for more groups/pages in your geo or for the location in which your campaign target audience will be in.

Giveaway / Contest Linky

Enter your contests and giveaways here to share them with Active K blog visitors. They will appear on the Active K Contest and Giveaway page.