When my husband was told he was going to lose some hours at work for a couple of months, we knew that we were going to have to come up with something to supplement the income we would be losing. It was not in our best interest for him to find a new job, because there just aren’t a lot of jobs available in our area that pay well. Instead, I went online and looked at scrap metal prices. We had been collecting various pieces of metal through the years, and we just let them sit in one of the barns.
We had no plans for them at all. We just chose that way because it was most convenient to us. Since we had no use for it though and because there was a nice chunk of scrap metal that we had accumulated over the years, I decided to see if we would be able to make a nice little profit off of it. I was able to find a website that has information on all of the scrap metal yards in our region, and it also has the prices per pound on various types of metal like copper, steel, aluminum and much more.
Since we had a wide variety of each kind of metal, plus we have an old truck that would make transporting most of it easy enough, I looked at all of the scrap metal yards in our area so we could get the best price. I actually had no idea that there were so many scrap yards around us! Anyway, when it was all said and done, we were able to cash out at much more than either of us expected. I thought I would have to take a part time job somewhere til his work got regular again, but our scrap metal cash actually took us past what he would have made normally at work!