It is a fact that many people out there who prep are considered “hoarders”. Don’t be like the rest of these people. Learn how to separate the things that you don’t need to sell for the things that you really do need. I will show you how.
The first task on this great adventure is gathering a list of all of the items that you don’t even use or want anymore. I guarantee that this will be in the hundreds. This includes extra clothing, old phones and electronics, movies, games, books, hardware, etc.. Organize this list so you can sell effectively.
After taking stock and writing everything down, go look on Ebay for recently sold items that are similar and write down what you can get for it. This is a key step in the process because you don’t want to get less money than what shipping will cost.
Calculate the cost of shipping. When calculating the cost of shipping and the potential revenue of the item. You want to be at least $2 in the positive. If not, you might lose some money on the items. Utilize USPS flat rate shipping when possible. This will save you quite a bit of cash.
Prepare your items for the listing on Ebay. The way I do this is by getting a lamp and a white sheet. Place the item on the white sheet and the lamp directly towards the item. With a digital camera, take a nice photo of it. The better the photos, the more money they will bring in on Ebay.
Collect your cash and wisely spend it on the items you need! Buy yourself a cookie because you rock!