With trips to cinemas, theatres and pubs postponed for the foreseeable future, it's likely that many of us will still be stuck at home.

While you've got some free time on your hands, why not look for ways to make some extra cash?

Here are a few suggestions.

Clear your cupboards

You could find clothes, toys, and much more that you can sell. eBay, Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree are places to start.

As a seller, you need to be responsible about the sending, ensuring you adhere to social distancing at the Post Office. You can make items ‘buyer collects’ - best if the buyer is local (avoiding unnecessary journeys) and you can hand over the item following the distancing guidelines.

If you find vintage items during your clear-out, try VintageCashCowco.uk. They will buy vintage items for cash.

Use your creativity

If you are a crafter who can makes things you know people will love, try registered as a seller on Etsy, Shopify, Folksy or Notonthehighstreet.

Setting up a Facebook page and showing your items on Pinterest are free ways to showcase your crafts.

Thin out your books

Look through your books and decide which ones you will re-read or pass on to friends or family. The rest could be sold for a tidy profit. Check out sellercentral.amazon.co.uk. Again, ensure you can post what you are offering for sale. Webuybooks.co.uk and musicmagie.co.uk can also help.

Exchange leftover foreign currency

When clearing drawers that you haven’t looked in for months, you will probably find bits and pieces of currency that were too small to change up post-trip.

At Bidwedge.com, you create a free account, state the amount of currency you have and they will tell you the price they will pay for your currency. There are no additional fees, postage is free, and all transactions are insured. Bidwedge’s Currency Buy Back is currently available for Euros and US Dollars and starts as low as 10Euros or $10.

Productive screen time

If you’re spending time on your PC or other devices why not use some of this time to make a little money?

You can try surveys. Although they don’t pay that well, you can dip in and out and only need your device and your opinion. Be careful to pick legitimate sites. Try YouGovco.uk, www.Prolific.co, www.Lifepointspanel.com and www. Swagbuck.com as a starting point.