De-cluttering the House with eBay

de-cluttering

I am on a mission at the moment to reorganise and de-clutter my house. Clear house, clear mind and all that! Part of that process is to get rid of what we don’t use or need anymore. We have boxes and boxes of clothes and toys that the kids have outgrown, and I have started listing them on eBay

As well as de-cluttering and making some space in our house for the impending Christmas influx, I also wanted to raise some extra money to make this Christmas truly magical for my two little ones.

I’m sure most of you would have heard of eBay, but just in case you haven’t, it’s the worlds biggest online marketplace where you can buy or sell pretty much anything. I have been using the eBay app on my i-pad and it really couldn’t be simpler to list your items for sale. I’m not sure why I haven’t done it before now if I’m honest!

I have used eBay before this, but it was a long long time ago, and before the app was around. As a result you had to take a photo, and then download it onto your PC before starting to list your item. Now, with the app it literally is a 5-minute job.

You can sell you items using the app like me (available on iTunes store or Google Play) or you can use the desktop/mobile site.

If you haven’t already got an eBay account you need to set one up which is very simple to do, then you are all set to sell your stuff.

You just need to go through these 4 simple steps:

SNAP IT

Take photos of the item you want to sell on your phone or tablet. You can add up to 12 photos to your listing for free.

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WRITE IT

Write a descriptive title, and eBay will automatically select a category and prompt you for the rest of the details. Try to be as descriptive as possible about the item.

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PRICE IT

If you have a price in mind for your item you can set a ‘Buy It Now’ price. Or you can have it as an auction style listing, just decide on a starting price where you would like the bids to begin. I priced both my items low as I just want to get rid of them and any money I make will be a bonus! You also have the option of putting a reserve price on your items.

POST IT

That’s it! Your listing is ready to be posted. You can see the preview before it goes live, and if you are happy with it post it.  It is then in eBay’s marketplace for millions of people to see and hopefully bid on.

 

I started with listing these 2 items. One is a coat that Isla has grown out of, but is still in very good condition. When listing small items like this eBay works out what you should be asking for the postage costs which I thought was a great feature.

The other item was a large bulky ride on car.  Due to it’s size I have listed this as a buyer collects item.  Another great feature in eBay is if you are looking for larger items like this to buy, you can actually search for items that are close to you based on your post code which is really handy.

Selling and listing an item on eBay can and does incur small fees, you can find out more information about this here.

Now I have realised how quick easy it is to list items on eBay, I am going to work through my boxes of stuff. That’s my mission for this weekend!

Kerry x

 

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