Unclutter Your Home and Cash In

With the iPad poised to become the next must-have electronic gadget, now's a good time to look through the closets and drawers in your home and unclutter them of electronic equipment you don't need anymore.

From old phones to computers, iPods and chargers for some forgotten gadget filling the house, there are plenty of ways to get rid of unwanted electronic items cluttering your home. Dumping them in the garbage is wasteful because they can harm the environment, so recycling, or e-cycling them is the best way to go.

Web sites such as Gazelle.com will give you cash for your gadgets, giving you incentive for cleaning up before buying the iPad or any other electronic gear.

If your stuff is too old or banged up and not worth any money on Gazelle, then there are plenty of recycling programs that can either be done in person or by mail to get it out of your house.

But for those of you looking to make a few extra bucks while cleaning out the closet, here's how Gazelle works: