Before you start spring cleaning and getting items ready for a yard sale or donate to charity, consider these common things you may have around the house that could be worth a lot of money.

Some people think because something is old, it is worth more, but that's not always the case. Still, it's worth checking online sites including eBay and Etsy to see what the item may be selling for or is worth.

Keep in mind one person's trash could be another person's treasure. So if it doesn't have any value to you, it might be worth something to someone else. That means you can even make a few bucks on common things that are in demand.

While you're spring cleaning, take a few extra minutes to do some research. You may find what seems like trash really is a treasure.