You don't need a thrift-store haul to start a side hustle on eBay. Chances are, there's plenty of inventory in your home that could easily fetch a fair price on the online marketplace. Besides the obvious (think: clothes, children's toys, personal electronics) there's money to be made from things you'd ordinarily recycle or throw out. Keep scrolling for ideas—we bet you'll be ransacking your house before the article's over.
have so many crafting applications; a 4-lb. bag of assorted colors can go for $18.99 on eBay.
Crafters and people who raise backyard hens for eggs need empty egg cartons. A stack of 12 cardboard cartons can sell for up to $15.99.
Teachers often use leftover cardboard rolls from toilet paper and paper towels for kids' arts and crafts. A box of 100 empty rolls can bring $15 on eBay.
Listed under the craft supplies category, a lot (or collection) of 50 used soda bottle caps recently sold for $9.98.
When schools offer incentives for the most 'Box Tops for Eduction' collected, parents turn to eBay to get them in bulk. A bag of 1,000 (non-expired) BTFEs recently sold for $115.
Bottle caps are considered art supplies by some. When sold in bulk, 100 non-dented beer caps can fetch $8.99 or more.
A stack of eight Southwest Airlines drink vouchers recently sold for $19.99, while a Kroger rewards card with 2,000 fuel points on it went for $23.99.
High-value coupons for stores like Lowe's, Kohl's, and Pottery Barn regularly fetch between $0.99 and $10. For example, a $10 Kohl's Cash voucher recently sold for $8.
A set of four used Bath & Body Works candle jars, described as "great for all kinds of crafts," sold for $8 in May 2017.
A wall mount charger for a Samsung flip phone, for example, can bring $9.88 on the online marketplace.
An empty box for a rose gold iPhone 6s sold for $7.99 in May 2017. An empty American Girl doll box can bring $15.
A Fall 2006 L.L. Bean catalog sold for $6.99 in May 2017.
A set of nine used Starbucks bags in assorted designs recently sold for $9.99.
A set of three empty Chanel No. 5 glass perfume bottles sold for $38.50 in March 2017.
Large pinecones are hot-ticket items for crafting decorations during the holidays. Best sold as a lot, 6" tall pinecones can sell for $1 each.
Natural wine corks sold in bulk are a hit with crafters. A bag of 80 used wine corks (no synthetic or champagne corks!) fetches $8.99, or you can sell 200 for around $20.
Eleven back issues of "Country Living" from 2015 sold for $12.99 recently.
Owner's manuals for 2016 and earlier model cars typically sell for $6-$44.
Installation CDs for printers, software, and operating systems typically sell for $3 to $16.
A broken Gaggia espresso coffee maker recently sold on eBay for parts for $78.
This junk drawer lot—filled with pocket knives, belt buckles, and pins with catchy slogans—sold for $234.99 in April 2017.
A collection of sold for $99.99 in April 2017, while a single, sealed VHS copy of 1993's "Aladdin" went for $29.88.
A collection of 1980s rock, pop, and new wave music cassettes (60 total) sold for $70 in February 2017.
Have you returned an item for store credit but prefer cash instead? Partial gift cards sell for roughly 60-80 percent of their value on eBay. For example, a $113 Talbots card recently sold for $87.
Another hot seller with the crafting crowd, used wine bottles can fetch between $6 and $9 when sold in a case of 12.
A collection of 10 empty or partially full MAC Cosmetics containers sells for roughly $29.99 on eBay. Buyers like these because MAC gives its customers a free lipstick (a $17 value) for every six containers they return through its program.
A disc and product key for Microsoft Outlook 2007 recently sold for $12.99, while an older version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom brought $36.95.
Crafters repurpose trophies into everything from to , so it's no surprise that a large one can get $40 on eBay.
A pair of empty cases for Playstation 3 Pac-Man games recently sold for $13.69.
Three empty Cannon Pixma ink cartridges sold for $9.99 in May 2017.