Thursday, 11 August 2011

De-clutter your house and earn some cash

It's time to rumble through your cupboards to de-junk and make some dosh. The obvious place to sell is online auction site eBay*, but there are other options too.

How much? Dedicated sellers make £100s on the side.

Top Tips: Wait for eBay free listing days if you can. This way, even if a few things don't sell, you won't be out of pocket - and you'll maximise your profit margin. Best of all, you get to enjoy a relaxed, clutter-free home.

Try grouping things together - so if you're selling baby clothes, rather than listing each item one at a time, sell them in bundles of similar sizes and quality. People tend to prefer buying in bulk.

Books & CDs: Amazon is probably the best option for selling old books (unless they are especially rare or collectable), since you need only type in their ISBN numbers and a short description. Amazon will provide full synopses and reviews of most from its database. If you're listing a few in one go, this can save you a lot of time.

Plus Amazon marketplace listings last until all the items are sold, or until you close the listing. Listing CDs one-by-one on eBay may get you the most cash, but it'll take you some time.