I love recycling my old things on Ebay to make space for the new stuff. Ebay is easy once you know how, here are a few tips to get you started, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you

1. Create both an eBay and Paypal account and download both apps to your phone/tablet, it saves so much time and is so easy
2. Get 5-10 items together at one time when you’re feeling creative and calm. Photograph them on your phone, all looking their best, a few different angles (Ebay give you 10 free photos per listing) and take photos of the labels showing the brand and size. Now the photos are on your phone you can upload the listings whenever you want, I like to sit in front of the TV and do it, it gets easier as you get more used to it
3. eBay and Paypal have really good customer service so if anything goes wrong, ring or email them and they’ll help you out
4. List the items to end in an evening, preferably a sunday (this is apparently when people are most likely to be spending money online) so if its a sunday your listing on choose a 7 day listing, if its a tuesday choose a 5 day listing etc…
5. Sell things towards the end of the month/beginning of the next month as thats when pay day is. Mid month listings sell for less as people have less dollar (kind of thing of it as when would you be most likely to buy online and list based on this)
6. If you’re selling expensive items wait for free listings days as eBay charge listing fees based on the price you list the item for
7. Be honest with your listing, if it has a stain, say, otherwise you’ll get it sent back and it will end up costing you more money
8. Never lie saying an item is real if its fake, you’ll get into serious trouble with eBay and they may delete or limit your account
9. If you’re selling clothes, always say they’re too small for you, this will make potential purchasers feel skinny
10. Sell your item in your description, say what the top would look good with, say where you could wear it, make the buyer want it
11. Be ready to reply to some slightly annoying messages (measurements, very odd questions you didn’t even know could be asked)
12. Bulk buy packing envelopes, padded for fragile items, I get mine from the pound shop, the ones sold in the post office are really overpriced and will eat into your profits
13. Post within 5 days of selling, and write the name and address neatly to ensure it gets the the buyer, the Royal Mail are quite useless. Make sure you keep all receipts and write on each one which item links to which receipt, this way you can easily find the proof of postage if you need it
14. Add a website picture of the item if its available if you can find one, if you’re selling a phone just get a photo from Google or if its something that Topshop still  sell then get an image off their site so that people know what it is
15. Be 100% sure you don’t want the item anymore before you list it and don’t focus on what you think it’s worth. I’m a strong advocate of the 99p opening price. You have to trust that the market will make sure it sells for what it’s worth, this works 99% of the time. Overpricing items because you feel its worth more is a pretty good way to make sure it doesn’t sell- remove any emotional connection you have to it
Good luck and let me know how it goes 🙂

Hannah x