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Clearing out your drawers and cupboards could earn you the equivalent of a family holiday this summer –
The average UK household contains over £1,045*/*2 worth of unwanted items that could be re-sold for cash, new research from eBay reveals.
Among the most common unused items piling up under beds or tucked away in dusty drawers are mobile phones (average eBay selling price (AESP): £109*2), handbags (AESP: £21*2) and laptops (AESP: £142*2) – all of which could be sold to raise extra money this summer. In fact, £896 is the equivalent of the average UK family holiday for four,*3 so decluttering could mean a free holiday this summer.
While one fifth of Brits (18%*) who sell unused items admit they sell to fund holidays away, a staggering 3m Brits (5%*) admit to never throwing anything away, preferring to hoard household items at home, even if they are no longer of use.
eBay spokesperson Laura Wilkinson said, “Just because you no longer use something, it doesn’t mean it’s not useful to someone, or not worth something in re-sell value. For example, sat navs sell for an average of £73*2, Games consoles for £58*2, and bicycles for £122*2. Selling things you no longer need helps declutter the home and it’s never been so easy – sellers can now download the eBay app for free, which allows you to list items in just 60 seconds using barcode scanning technology.”
Those looking to sell unwanted household items and make some quick cash in time for summer can use eBay’s top tips for selling:
eBay, the UK’s number one shopping destination, conducted its research in eight countries across the EU, and found that Brits are much better at decluttering than our European counterparts. Italians came out top as the biggest hoarders in Europe, with each household sitting on 84 unwanted household items, compared with 28 per household in the UK*:
Number of unwanted items per household in Europe*:
Great Britain’s biggest hoarding regions, based on value of unwanted items per household*/*2:
South West: £1,050
West Midlands: £1,040
East Midlands: £1,040
South East: £1,020
Northern Ireland: £960
North East: £960
East Anglia: £820
North West: £670
*1 TNS Consumer research ‘unused item’ carried out March 2012
*2 eBay internal data
*3 TNS Consumer research ‘GB Domestic Tourism’ 2011