Claire Thompson
December 1, 2022

How do I Sell My Items? | Ask The easyStorage Experts

Steffi reached out asking for some advice on selling items to declutter your home so of course we were happy to offer some words of wisdom from the storage experts.
Dear easyStorage
You often write about selling things on when you write about decluttering. But when I’ve tried it’s been a lot of work and I’ve ended up taking stuff off sale and giving it away.
How do I sell my items? For years I have spent loads on making our home beautiful, but right now we’re flat broke and every penny will help.
Steffi, Durham

Thanks for your question Steffi.

You’re far from alone in feeling the pinch right now, and when we talked about what’s involved, we came to the conclusion that there’s not just one easy answer, sadly.

A lot of the success will depend on your wording and your photos, but just as important is the site you choose to sell on. displayed on an iPad

Fortunately, people are coming around to the idea of ‘vintage’ and pre-loved’ rather than ‘second hand’ and are waking up to how much ‘greener’ and more ethical it is to buy good quality preloved goods than to buy cheap fast fashion items – clothes or home.

This, combined with the fact that all of us are trying to make the same - or less - money go further now faced with a higher cost of living, means that it’s a good time to be selling on good quality items (or passing them on to upcyclers to give them a new life).

Your question gave rise to a whole lot more: which sites should I sell on and how do they work? How can I get the best price – and how do I even know what price to put on? What about the pictures.

Woman taking a picture of clothes to sell

It’s been very easy for us to say ‘sell things’, but your question stopped us in our tracks. We have decided that over the next few weeks we’ll create a series, one that looks at the best places to sell specific items, how to do it, what commission, if any, you’ll pay and how to make the best of your listing.

So keep an eye on our blog where we’ll be looking at all of these things in a bit more depth.

At easyStorage we’re all about helping our customers, and constantly improving our services. So we can’t thank you enough for the question. We’re off sharing our experiences and knowledge and researching the many sites to give you the answers you deserve.

A woman sorting clothes between two cardboard boxes labelled declutter and keep

Our guides should help narrow down sellers' options to just a few useful sites - some are free, some charge commission, some ask for advertising, and others demand a membership. And help with the wording and pictures.

And of course if you need to declutter and/or make more space but can’t bear to part with things that have given you joy, we’re always here with a cost effective self storage solution - we even collect your goods and drop them back. You can discuss your storage needs with one of our professionals, free, on 0800 061 4091.

If you have a storage question that you’d like answered, send your question to Alex Fulcher who’ll pick questions for the team to answer each month: or use #AskeasyStorage and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Claire Thompson

Claire joined the easyStorage family as a blogger in August 2020 and is loving it! Her passions include writing and learning, and with easyStorage she’s learning new things fast. When not tapping at a keyboard she can be found renovating an old cottage, despite having inherited a complete lack of DIY skills from her father. She has two children, now grown up, and a dopey, loving Vizler (dog), Chester, who steadfastly refuses to do the same. She claims he’s her soulmate!

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