Buying a new carpet or home accessory requires you to asses the quality, style and design as well as the affordability and whilst we always offer the best rates on our products there is never any harm in earning a little extra cash to boost your spending (and saving) pot.


Whether you are trying to save for that new carpet which will completely revolutionise your home or some new accessories to brighten up your decor, finding the money you need for home improvements can be difficult.So, if you are looking for a few new ways to earn some extra cash, then these ideas are sure to be right up your street.

1. Got a spare room? Rent it out

If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room in your home, why not rent it out for a few months? With the summer about to arrive, many holidaymakers and students will be looking for a roof for a few weeks so get advertising!

If you decide to go for this idea, then you might want to fit a new carpet in a dark colour to ensure any spills, stains or blemishes from tenants are more easily hidden. Always opt for quality carpets too as these will stand the test of time and see you through a number of tenants.

If you’d prefer to move away from carpet then dark laminates also work well and are available in wood and tile effect designs for a natural, high quality finish.

2. Fill out surveys

Nowadays there always seems to be a survey available that you can take for a little cash. All you need to do is answer a few questions – honestly, of course – and you could get a little extra cash in your purse as a result.

Some of these companies even operate via apps to make it even easier for you to get involved and there are also services which pay you to test and review products if this is something else you’d like to try.

3. Sell unwanted books and DVDs

Leftover books from your university days still sat on the shelf? Old DVDs and CDs you never listen too still cluttering up your bedroom? Clear some space and make money at the same time by selling these.

You can take them to car boot sales, sell online or take to exchange shops depending on your preference. Once you’ve got rid of the stuff you no longer need, you may want to think about looking at storage beds and other innovative storage solutions for your home to clear the rest of that necessary clutter out of sight.

4. Make money blogging

Yes, it’s true, this does pay! Simply sign up to a freelance network and get writing for cash. You can make a fortune if you get in with the right company and you can do it during your free time on evenings and weekends to give you flexibility too.

You’ll want to blog or write about a topic that you’re familiar with to ensure the quality is there but other than that you’re free to write on pretty much whatever you want!

6. Teach foreign students

If you speak great English, why not help those who don’t? There are lots of foreign students looking to learn the English language and are willing to pay to do so.

Alternatively you could become a personal tutor for Maths or Science – or whatever your specialty is – and help kids pass their important exams.

With these quick money making strategies in mind, you’ll get that new carpet in no time. Good luck!

Why not start trying out new flooring ideas? Order free samples before you have raised the cash to commit to buy.