Day 134 My eBay preparations

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About Colleen Madsen

Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. Do you have any advice on shipping? The part I stress the most about is being able to find packaging (e.g. boxes) for the stuff I want to sell on eBay. Consequently, I haven’t sold much.

    • Hi Carmen,
      I work in retail selling furniture and decor accessories so I have access to and endless supple of boxes and packaging supplies that would otherwise end up in the recycling. Go to a retail outlet neat where you live and just ask they would save you some boxes in various sizes. if you live in America and there is a Joanns craft store near you they are a perfect target as they get one shipment a week from the main warehouse find out what day that shipment comes in and you will have houdreds of boxes to choose from every week. I alter boxes to fit my needs and use old gift wrap (in side out) to wrap them in.

  2. Thanks Colleen!

  3. I hadn’t sold on Ebay in a while. Your inspirational blog got me back into it. I’m delighted with what I’ve been able to sell and the prices I’ve fetched. Thanks for the needed nudge.

    • Hi Cindy,
      good for you! Sometimes ebay does seem like such a bother but what are you going to do with the stuff you don’t want otherwise? Give it all away? Its nice to get something back.