Coins can gradually claim a lot of space over time. In your car, on top of your dresser, or in multiple containers throughout the house. Make sure you designate one place for your spare change and keep the collecting reasonable. Don’t let the hoarding of spare change get out of control. Take your piggy bank to a Coinstar machine where you can cash it in for an eCertificate to Amazon.com or many other retailers. You also have the option of donating your spare change to one of six non-profit partners. By opting for the gift card or donation option you also skip the service fee (8.9 cents per dollar).
Getting value out of your coin clutter isn’t the only thing Coinstar helps you with. It saves you the time you would spend rolling all that change and the smelly fingers you inevitably get from handling all those pennies.
You can also cancel change out of your life completely by exclusively using your debit card and going cashless. Bank of America has a program called Keep the Change which rounds your purchases up to the nearest dollar and transfers the difference to your savings account. Going cashless is probably the best way to canceling out clutter, but cash is sometimes the only option at certain establishments.