7 ways to cash in on spring cleaning
Turn wedding sentiments to dollars, cents
Who doesn't have a rarely used wedding gift that always seems to turn up during spring cleaning? "We have eight sets of china and crystal in the basement. We've just celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary and we've used the china once," says Ingram.
In researching her latest book, Ingram discovered Replacements Ltd., a showroom based near Greensboro, N.C., with an inventory of nearly 14 million pieces of china, crystal and flatware, and that buys settings and individual pieces. Ingram priced out her china pieces on the showroom's website and is considering selling them there.
"I know my guests spent more than that buying this china for me," says Ingram. "You have to let go of that gift guilt."