Spring Cleaning With eBay

With spring in full effect I’ve not only been doing my spring cleaning but on top of it all I am nesting, busy preparing for a new baby. My favorite new way to clean out my house is with my eBay mobile app which allows me to easily list and sell items around my home in just moments. My cell phone has a really great camera so my pictures of listings are top notch.

As I’ve been going through our home, I have found the best selling items have been my old electronics. As I prepare for a new baby I want to get rid of all the baby stuff I don’t want or will not use. What better way to clear out the house than to make a little extra cash on my junk.

This spring there’s so much you can do with eBay. I wanted to share just a few tips:

  • April selling brings May flowers! Winter is just about over and seasonal nurseries are popping up left and right, displaying beautiful flats of flowers and lawn decor. If you’ve been dreaming about cultivating that perfect garden, now is the time to sell those extra items around your house on eBay to earn some money and beautify your backyard. eBay also has its own “garden” of ideas, a page that offers resources to help you pick out gifts, ship smarter and find local deals on items you need. http://garden.ebay.com/
  • Spring Cleaning: Spring cleaning isn’t on anyone’s short list for a good time, but with warm weather approaching, now is the time to get your home organized and decluttered—and make some money in the process. Instead of wasting your entire weekend holding a garage/yard sale, list all of your stylish winter clothes and toys your kids no longer play with on eBay, allowing you to enjoy your hard earned weekends and make money on your own time. A great way to showcase this is to post a video walking your readers through your closet, so they can see what you’re selling, and what you’re holding on to.
  • School’s (almost) out for the summer: With the kids in school for only a couple more months, now is the time to start thinking about that family vacation. Whether you’re considering a trip up north to the cottage or a big family vacation at Disneyworld, the time is now to help fund that great family trip. Get the whole family involved! Create a goal chart and encourage the kids to find their outgrown summer clothes and other items to be sold. As you sell, allow the kids to mark the chart and share in the excitement as you get closer and closer to the amount goal!

What  are some ways you use eBay?

 

I am a compensated ebay parent ambassador. I am also a long time user and seller on the popular site.

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Comments

  1. shelly peterson says

    I used to sell and buy a lot on Ebay. I would mostly buy clothes but some other things here and there such as shoes, movies, jewelry etc. But the only thing I’ve really sold are clothes. I quit selling them on Ebay though because it got to be too much work and just started selling them in our yearly yard sale. For being name brand I still make a decent amount of money on them.

  2. Ely Aguilera says

    Great way to use Ebay, I has never sell anything there but I sure buy lot of stuff, I do like Shelly I sell everything on a Garage Sale the las one I make around $400 not bad :)

  3. kael says

    i dont know if it is laziness or laziness but i know that ebay would not only be the profitable way to clean my house and kinda cool way..i need to do some mental spring cleaning..get rid of those lazy “winter thoughts”

  4. christine jessamine says

    this is a very good idea, I need to get rid of alot of my old things, and have been going through all my stuff lately, sounds better than a yard sale

  5. Heather Augenstein says

    My daughter has really good taste in toys, as most are highly eBay-able! I have been selling her outgrown toys since she was in diapers. I made an agreement with her back then, which still holds true, that if she sells her toys, she gets the $. We sold her Thomas the tank sets (the non-wooden) for $125 a few years back. Same thing with Princess dolls and a boat load of other great toys!

    If the items are non-eBay-able, we will try “Once Upon A Child”, as they buy gently used toys (and clothes). Last scenario is a garage sale. Anything unsold goes to local charities.

    In my opinion the fees for eBay and Paypal are wretched! They have increased so much over the past 10 years.