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Who says hoarding is a bad thing?!
Need some extra cash? You may be surprised to know you probably have a few items around the house that you can sell on eBay. I have listed a few ideas to get you started! The prices in green are the prices the items sold for.
Note: The screenshots below are sold listings in the search results at the time I wrote this post. Ebay only stores so many days worth of completed listings (they offer a paid service to see older completed listings). I linked the item name so the most recent listings will show up for you first.
You may be able to sell the following items on eBay…
1.) Wine Corks: If your wine cork craft stash runneth over, consider starting a new stash to sell on eBay in a lot. Tip: Tag “crafting” in the title.
2.) Empty Boxes: Get paid for your hoarder ways! To bring in the big money, keep your basic cardboard shipping boxes and part ways with empty jewelry boxes (specifically Blue Lined Tiffany boxes and other high-end brands).
3.) Empty Prescription Bottles: If you have stored all the craft beads, earrings and other tiny items you can find, start selling your empty prescription bottles. Be sure to wash them out with warm, soapy water first. Put “crafts” in the title for better search ranking.
4.) A box of pine cones: If you have way too many pine cones, you can sell these crafting favorites on eBay too! Sell them in the summer or early fall for better luck (people love pine cones for fall crafts!).
5.) Empty Toilet Paper Rolls: Make every cent of that toilet paper count! Leave an empty box by the trash can and you will not believe how quickly this will fill up.
6.) Used Magazines in Lots: I am definitely guilty of keeping way too many magazines, what about you? Magazines tend to sell better in lots so group like subjects and titles together when possible. If you have vintage magazines, you can probably get even more.
7.) Empty Paper Shopping Bags: If you are guilty of holding on to way too many shopping bags, you may feel better about freeing up some space for extra cash. Higher end brands typically bring in the most money.