Getting ready to declutter? Some of your pre-loved stuff could be worth more than you think, and we’re not just talking about rare collectibles. Even those mundane items sitting around your home could be worth a pretty penny.

Let’s take a look at how much cash your everyday items could have you pocketing if you were to sell them on eBay.*

*All prices are based on 2016 eBay internal data. These are average selling prices to be used as guidance only. Actual selling prices may vary.

 

Clutter to Sell in the Bedroom

Finally ready to say goodbye to your ‘lucky jacket’? While it may be sooo 2009 to you, someone else might be willing to fork out a decent sum for it.

Selling your unwanted shoes, clothing and accessories on eBay will free up space in your wardrobe for some new stuff – and give you the cash you need to afford it.

Average selling prices on eBay:

  • Women’s boots: $37.80
  • Women’s jeans: $16.20
  • Women’s jacket: $31.20
  • Handbag: $103.20
  • Watch: $232.80
  • Men’s jacket: $44.10
  • Men’s sunglasses: $40.10

Do the deepest, darkest depths of your closet hold all of these items? You could be looking at over $500 if you were to sell each of them online. Hello, decent shopping spree (or maybe a weekend away).

 

Clutter to Sell in the Kids’ Rooms

Selling Toys on eBay

Kids grow up really fast. Before you know it, that brand new pink tutu doesn’t fit anymore, or that Winnie the Pooh puzzle is yesterday’s obsession.

We accumulate a lot of crap for our kids. So it’s only fair that when it no longer fits or gets played with, we get to sell it on eBay to afford a babysitter and a night on the town.

Average selling prices on eBay:

  • Girl’s clothing: $9.50
  • Boy’s clothing: $9.40
  • Toys: $15.10
  • Books: $9.00
  • Puzzles: $9.80

Sell all of the above items, and you’ve got yourself over $50 to go toward a dinner out. Haven’t you done well!

 

Clutter to Sell in the Living Room

Selling Gaming Gear on eBay

Your living room is generally where you’ll spend your time entertaining guests and being judged for your choice of throw cushion against that sofa. (It clashes, Carol. Don’t pretend you’re just eclectic).

If your living room is harbouring old homewares and electronics, it’s time to cull the clutter and enjoy a fashionably minimalist space.

Average selling prices on eBay:

  • Throw rug: $27.90
  • Laptop: $448.50
  • Gaming console: $112.80
  • DSLR camera: $337.10
  • Tablet: $198.40
  • Dresser/buffet: $74.60
  • Heater: $204.70

List all of these items on eBay and you could soon be fanning yourself with over $1,400!*

*Or $1,404, to be specific, but you can’t exactly fan yourself with two $2 coins. That’s just silly.

 

Clutter to Sell in the Garage

Selling Tools on eBay

Ah, the garage. Also known as the dumping ground for the crap of yesteryear. How would you like to, I dunno, actually be able to park your car in your garage? Give it a good clean out, sell your old stuff on eBay, and you could be left with a functional garage of your very own.

Average selling prices on eBay:

  • Car parts: $109.10
  • Small kitchen appliances: $75.50
  • Ski goggles: $22.50
  • Snowboard: $36.80
  • Snowboarding clothing: $25.50
  • Hand tools: $85.70
  • Camping accessories: $77.00

If you’re a handy ski instructor who loves to fix cars, make your own bread and go camping, and you have all of the items listed above, you could be looking at over $430 for your items on eBay.

 

See what we mean? And it’s just so easy to list your stuff on eBay – especially with their current ‘List and Sell 10 for Free’ promotion. Want to learn more about this? We thought you’d never ask…

List & Sell 10 for FREE

Pay no Insertion Fees or Final Value Fees for the first 10 items you list and make available for purchase during the Promotion Period.

Insertion Fees are the fees to list your item, and Final Value Fees are the selling fees charged on sale of an item, calculated as a percentage of your total sale price. The promotion does not apply to fees for optional features or upgrades.

Read more here.

 

Example Time!

Here are some examples of real* people who have made a fortune** from selling their old stuff on eBay.

*Actually fictional.

**‘Fortune is subjective.

 

George

George is moving out of his parents’ home and in with his girlfriend. He’s selling some of the stuff he doesn’t use to get some cash together for the rental bond.

  • Watch: $232.80
  • Gaming console: $112.80
  • Snowboard: $36.80

That’s an easy $382.40 made. And because George signed up during the List and Sell 10 for Free promo, he’s not out of pocket at all. Clever George.

George

 

Margaret

Not only is Margaret’s granddaughter growing out of all her clothes, she’s also an ungrateful little thing who doesn’t like any of her toys or books anymore. Margaret has decided to sell some of her stuff, as well as the heater she no longer needs now that she’s invested in a brand new air system.

  • Girl’s clothing: $9.50
  • Toys: $15.10
  • Books: $9.00
  • Heater: $204.70

Margaret makes $238.30 and buys some top-shelf bottles of red for the next time her granddaughter visits.

Margaret

 

Fiona

As a university student, Fiona often struggles to afford her rent and 5 nights out partying every week. She decides to say goodbye to some items from her wardrobe to top up her bank account before pay day.

  • Women’s boots: $37.80
  • Women’s jeans: $16.20
  • Women’s jacket: $31.20
  • Handbag: $103.20

Having made $188.40, Fiona can afford to party hard for another weekend. Cheers to you, Fiona!

Fiona

 

What are you waiting for? Turn your old stuff into cash by selling it on eBay. Oh, and learn how to declutter your home, room by room, with this handy article.