A List Of Things To Sell On eBay (Recoup Your Overspending)

Here is a list of things to sell on eBay or elsewhere; whether it be Gumtree or even your own garage sale. These items are always in demand and can fetch you relatively good money - and fast! 

The list of things to sell is designed to inspire you to find items and products inside your house that you can sell. We often talk about the need to save money quickly, and selling things you already own is a great way to do this – it also helps to declutter your home.

Kitchen items and appliances

Sell the items you no longer need, especially novelty items designed to perform one function that we often end up having. e.g. a soda maker or a waffle iron. You simply do not need these items if you are trying to save money. Some kitchen items and appliances you can sell include:

  • The spare freezer 
  • Unused kitchen appliances 
  • Blenders 
  • Sandwich press 
  • Serving platters 
  • Milkshake makers 
  • Waffle makers 
  • Bar fridge 
  • Any assorted kitchen appliance that isn’t vital 

Household Clutter and Misc Objects

Grab a container and wander the house picking up bits and pieces from this list that you can sell. There is something quite satisfying about decluttering your house, so spending a bit of time removing unnecessary items and then receiving cash for selling them is quite fun! Have a look out for any of these items:

  • CDs 
  • Games, puzzles and board games 
  • DVDs 
  • Blu-Rays 
  • Tapes 
  • Books 
  • Cook books 
  • Vinyl records – sometimes vintage records fetch good money 
  • Retro toys – these can also earn good money 
  • Kids toys 
  • Bicycles Perfume and aftershave you no longer use 
  • Spare vacuum cleaner 
  • Pianos - so many people have unused pianos that sit there! 

Personal effects

Think wisely before selling this stuff. Old pieces of jewellery can often fetch good money, especially gold. Consider selling the one earring you have after losing its partner on a night out.

  • Watches 
  • Jewellery (especially gold) 
  • Artwork 

Devices, gadgets and consumer electronics

These are always a great way to make quick money. Highly sought after, easy to sell and best to sell prior to the release of newer technology. If you think you may want a new iPad or gaming console, try and sell your previous piece of tech on eBay prior to the release of the latest version; you will make nearly 20 per cent more. This includes:

  • DSLR cameras 
  • Digital cameras 
  • Old iPods 
  • iPads 
  • Old mobile phones 
  • Gaming consoles (Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS), along with games and accessories – best to sell these as a bundle! 
  • Computer accessories and cables 
  • Old laptops or laptops you don’t use 


Do you really need a china cabinet? Wouldn’t you prefer no debt? Antiques can be lovely to have, though if you don’t absolutely love the item, or it doesn’t hold sentimental value, you should consider selling and getting the cash for it instead. This includes:

  • Antique china 
  • Silverware 
  • Glassware 
  • Plates and saucers 


Declutter and make room in your wardrobe. Clothing fetches good money on eBay, especially if it is women’s clothes and rarely or never worn. We all have a friend who buys lots of clothes, doesn’t wear them, and then sells them later. 

Quite often, this can fetch almost the full value for the item! There are swarms of people out there searching eBay for bargains on clothes. Have a look for any of the following: 

  • Unworn shoes 
  • Unworn clothes 
  • Rarely worn designer clothes 
  • Handbags 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Scarfs 
  • Children’s clothes that no longer fit 

Big items

Large items that are common and bulky may not fetch too much money, but they’ll rapidly help declutter your home - and any money is better than no money for something you don’t want and aren’t using. Large items you can sell include:

  • Old beds 
  • TV cabinets 
  • Dining tables and chairs you don’t use 
  • Couches 

Items from your garage or shed

Power tools and garden tools are almost always the hottest item at a garage sale. Round up any of your old tools that you aren’t using and add them to your ‘For Sale’ pile next time you’re at a local community sales day:

  • Tools 
  • Power tools 
  • Old tents 
  • Camping chairs 
  • Lanterns 
  • Old lawn mowers 
  • Whippersnipper 
  • Leaf blower 
  • Edger 
  • Old tarps 
  • Trestle tables 

Home office bits and pieces

Have you taken a look at your home office lately? Most of us have stacks of unused and unnecessary furniture, accessories, or cabinets we don’t need and rarely use. Clear out the office so you can actually do some work, and look for:

  • Desks 
  • Chairs 
  • Old printers and electronics 
  • Bookshelves 
  • Filing units 
  • Storage units 
  • Fans 
  • IKEA furniture you no longer need 

Methods to earn more

Found all of your items to sell and want to make as much money as possible? Here are some tips to help you maximise your second-hand sales:

  • Charge delivery, do it yourself 
  • Use Gumtree for free and avoid eBay fees 
  • Use Facebook Buy and Sell pages in your local area 

Nothing is better than recouping lost money on items you no longer need. Some people simply throw out; others take a few days to clean up, clear up and sell online. A couple of dollars are always better than nothing, so use this list to inspire you on how to reclaim some of your past spending!