Make like a mad eBay listing maniac: slight return
In my February post Make like a mad eBay listing maniac I gave some details about my ongoing project to declutter this house of some of the items I no longer need nor use after several changes of lifestyle and focus in the preceding few years.
According to one of eBay's adverts, the average house contains £4,000 of unwanted or unused items. This is not the average house. Not only do I realise that I have cluttered the place with all kinds of heaven-only-knows-what, but there are clothes I no longer wear after changing jobs, penpal related stationery that I will never use, collections in which I no longer have any interest and so on. My husband also has clothes he wishes to sell, as they were never his style but he had to wear them because someone else bought them for him.
Plus, my mother-in-law is a major clothes hoarder, so she has been passing over some of her vintage and as-new items for the last year or so. She is happy to help my eBay campaign, and I can get good prices for brand-new-without-tags items on eBay. I doubt she has worn many of these, they certainly don't look it. Some of them still have the quality control stickers in place on the labels, and these don't survive the first wash.
Since May 2013 I have sold over 500 items at an average cost of almost £3.50 an item, post and packing included. I've mainly sold clothes, jewelry, stationery, electronics and household items of various types.
The house barely looks as if I have touched it: we still have altogether too much clutter here. Maybe I need to try harder? After all, in the time it has taken me to write this, I have sold one (more) item and had an enquiry about another.
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