When I ended up losing my job during the pandemic, I had no choice but to go on unemployment for a little while.
In the meantime, I asked the children if they had any ideas to make money while I was out of work.
My son came up with a surprisingly good idea. He reminded me that my brother owns a massive junkyard and he suggested we look for items of value like old HVAC parts and sell them for money. I thought to call up my buddy who happens to be an HVAC professional and I asked him to come along with me to help me discover HVAC components that are valuable. He really does have a good eye because he was excited and pointed out all kinds of valuable items. There were ancient heating devices and cooling devices that were quite valuable, especially if they were repaired. He actually helped us to repair some of these items and we were able to sell them for a pretty good price. I was happy when I finally was able to get back to working again after about a month. My children decided to continue looking for valuable items though, mostly HVAC components like humidifiers and air purifiers, but they also found other valuable stuff they sold for a hefty profit. I suppose they can make this a regular business and do well for themselves, it’s good they have options like that during hard times. Personally, I don’t think I would have ever thought to sell items for profit, I would have just kept on looking for a new job until I was hired.