I have posted before that I am an eBay junky. It is one of the first places that I head online when shopping. But, I also use it quite a bit to sell items. There is no better time to think about selling on eBay than when you need money. And with summer just about here, now is the time that families start to think about planning summer vacations. Kids are getting out of school, the weather is nice, and parents are searching for things to keep the kids busy.

As I embark on spring cleaning and decluttering I am thinking about the money that I will put away for a some backyard items for the summer. My yard has been pretty much a blank slate since we moved in back in 2006. My kids were small and I was working full time and just did not have the time or energy to do any projects back there. We have a nice deck, but that was really it. The rest is a 100 ft by 80 ft field of grass which has slowly been taken over by weeds. But, this year I woke up and decided to do something about it. I have a few plans, but of course I have to fund my projects. I have already started by replacing my very, very well used grill, replacing some torn patio chairs, and I even *completed* a patio project. *Completed* is highlighted because I have decided that I want to make it even better. So, we will soon rework it a bit. I also want to add a 2-3 person swing, and so much more.

This is an older photo. The grass was much better then. 🙂

So… as I organize and clean up the rest of the house and find items that I no longer need, I will post them on eBay or eBay Classifieds and any proceeds will go into my “yard fund”. With my schedule the way that it is this summer I don’t think that a family vacation will be in the plans, but with an awesome yard we can have a staycation and be happy with it.

Some items that I am thinking of listing include:

  • The kids outgrown clothes
  • The double stroller that has been in my basement for 3 years
  • A lot of various computer cords and adapters (yes, people do want that)
  • A well used Coach purse
  • A full-length leather coat that I have not worn in years

I’m sure that I could find quite a few more things to list. I need to walk around my house with my Android phone armed with the eBay Mobile app and just start listing!

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Disclosure: This post is part of my participation in the compensation eBay Parent Panel Ambassador program.