Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ebay Storage Solutions

You decided to start selling on Ebay but wait, where are you going to store all this junk, errr inventory? If you have an extra room, then that's a no-brainer. Simply get some shelving and storage totes and you are in business. What? No extra room? Then you have to get a little creative. You could store your items in the basement or garage but if your basement smells musty, you run the chances of your items smelling musty as well. And if you have a husband, the garage is off limits. So what are you to do? Look around your house. The answers are there.

I have a very small closet off of my living room. (It's only 5 feet by 3 feet) It has plenty of shelving and is big enough to store some totes.

My inventory has taken over other parts of the house as well. There are some shelves in my son's room I use along with a spot on the floor. Shelves can be your best friend.

I also use the curio cabinet in my living room (excuse the mess. Hurricane Ryker struck a few minutes before the picture was taken) and the cabinets above the refridgerator. Whoever thought putting cabinets above the fridge was a good idea, must have been over 6 feet tall. I have to use a chair to retrieve anything stored there. I also have a coffee table with drawers that hold my character sheets, but I did not take a picture of that.

Now that you have found room for your inventory, you need to figure out where to put your mailing supplies. Once you sell your item, you are going to need boxes to ship it, right? It's probably easier to break down your boxes for storage, but I am too lazy to do that. So they are stored in our upstairs closet/attic. I use a book shelf to hold my tape and ziplock bags.

So there you have it. Some simple, easy solutions for your inventory.

p.s. Don't look under my couch. I have stuff stored there too.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I have only been ebaying for a couple of months and it's taking over! Friday and Saturday are the worst at my house when all the stuff we bought over the weekend has yet to find a place to stay.

    I envy your tape stash- I'm an overtaper. I go through a roll a week.

    Here's wishing you a weekend full of sales!