Cashing in on the Clutter
Eliminating Clutter Can Create Cash with eBay
Disclosure: This Fall, eBay has partnered with Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up), to develop 15 brand new tidying tips created exclusively for eBay users. This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and eBay.
It happens in the spring when we throw open the windows and dust away the cobwebs from our home decor and knick knacks. And again at Christmas when the kids receive a boat-load of new toys and we decide it’s past time to declutter the playroom. Or, maybe it’s the exchange of flip flops and swimwear for boots and scarves as autumn knocks at our door. Whatever the season, we appraise the damage and shout, “Why do we have so much STUFF?” and “Where will we store all this STUFF?” and “Why did we spend so much money on this STUFF?” The spiral of “STUFF” spins on and on. Left unattended, the spiral of continual accumulation of stuff can be overwhelming at best. If you want to get a handle on your home, your possessions, your time, your money, or any combination of the four there’s no better time than the present!
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Best-selling author and organizational guru, Marie Kondo has put together a fantastic, easy-to-follow decluttering guide. She has even formulated a plan to get the whole family involved – – kids included!! No more blaming the parents for getting rid of that favorite Lego set or Minnie Mouse beauty salon. Decluttering can bring you so much freedom and help you reclaim not only valuable real estate in your home but your time and sanity too!
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Once you’ve organized and determined which items are no longer welcomed in your home, you are faced with the decisions to throw it away, give it away, or sell it. Sell it? You mean, re-coop some of my hard earned cash on these items I no longer need or want? You got it! And it’s never ever ever been easier. Never. eBay, a leading online global community, with over 157 million ACTIVE buyers, continues to make decluttering and earning money the best of friends. Did you know that the average household has 52 extra or unused items worth over $4,000 in the home that can be turned into money by selling them on eBay? WOW! That’s enough to make me grab another box or two full of “stuff” to declutter! Clothing, handbags and shoes are some of the bestsellers on eBay – especially when they are new or like-new.
Don’t have the time to sell on eBay? NEVER FEAR! eBay has a new service called “eBay Valet” – – they do the work for you!! How much easier can it get? If you want to make a little extra dough for the holidays, eBay Valet is ready to assist you in decluttering the unwanted items from your home and turning them into cash. They handle everything from estimating the price of products, to professional pictures of the item you wish to sell, shipment, and everything in between.
This fall, eBay has partnered with Marie Kondo to develop 15 brand new tidying tips created exclusively for eBay. Tips to help you uncover the secrets to decluttering and cash in on the selling those unwanted items. And now with eBay Valet it couldn’t be simpler. What are you waiting for you?