Spring Cleaning with eBay

This blog post is created in partnership with eBay. However all thoughts and opinion are my own (as always.)

I am very busy (lol) and I am sure you are too. And one of the things that I truly feel has made a difference in my daily life (as someone who goes in and out of my apartment a lot - multiple times a day, usually wearing different outfits/accessories and even switching handbags) the one thing that has made a difference is having a “catchment” area to throw everything.

But you don’t have to lead the life of a busy blogger/businesswoman working in fashion to appreciate the beauty of a perfectly curated and organized area to put all your daily stuff into. I think anyone who leads an active life would.

So it’s Spring time again and it's time to get organized. I’m a big eBay fan (I can probably bid in my sleep) and when they handed me a challenge an eBay $100 gift card to use towards Spring cleaning it was game on.

The thing about getting organized is making sure your catchment area is located in a place you naturally would ‘park’ all your things. For me this is usually the foot of my bed. And remember what I said about throwing stuff? I would just literally throw everything there. It was time for an upgrade.

I knew I wanted a) a tray + b) a couple of boxes or bowls. This would create a perfect designated space for my phone, keys, jewelry, pen(s) , notebook, some makeup and quick cleaning supplies (I am always getting my stuff dirty - don’t ask why). So armed with my eBay gift card I went to eBay’s very convenient Spring Headquarter page and started hunting.

I found my tray immediately and also scored a pretty mirrored box similar to this one in 10 minutes. You might take slightly longer - like I said I have been eBay-ing for a while now. I also bought another cute little container to store my business cards (I always seem to run out of them at events !). And after a few more minutes I found a darling stone bowl very similar to price and look of this one*.

* Honestly the one I just linked to looks much more prettier than the one I just bought. Oh well.


What I bought on eBay.



So here’s my catchment area now - tadaa!

Isn’t this great? The trick is when you’re trying creating a gorgeous (and functional) catchment area is to make sure there is a complimentary color palette and that there is a balance of shapes.

And the best thing is all this was less than $100 dollars. And it makes my life much more orderly and organized. So if you haven’t been on eBay - do start exploring the site. It’s a great place to find affordable items. Whether it’s to create a beautiful table display or even to find items to organize your home with - you can find it easily on the eBay Spring headquarters page (or even eBay in general.) And if you’re already that amazing person who has her home perfectly organized - perhaps you can send an eBay gift card to someone who is need of… organizing.


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  • Sophia says:

    Wow Heidi, I thought that was a hotel room you’re in. Your space is fabulous!

  • Desiree Lynch says:

    That’s a real nice piece of catchment tray. I never thought of having one, although I usually dump all of my stuffs on my side table and everything is scattered. I’ll have to get myself some kind of a tray like yours soon.

  • Jennifer Clark says:

    Gonna try looking for those pieces too on eBay! Love all the items you scored, Heidi!

  • alisha says:

    Wow this looks great and so useful! Thank you for sharing, Heidi!

    XOXO,
    Alisha
    saffrononrose.com
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  • Leigh Curtis says:

    All those wonderful items at $100 from eBay? Those are great finds indeed!

  • Olga says:

    I always find great items on eBay!

  • Macy says:

    That catchment tray is awesome idea Heidi! I love what you did there!

  • Sarah Lynn Scofield says:

    You look stunning Heidi!

  • Rhayanna Tamayo says:

    You certainly got remarkably great eyes for finding awesome items like that tray and bowl. Fantastic finds on eBay too!

  • Monique says:

    I might as well start hunting with my ebay card too!

  • Keanna says:

    You look really really beautiful Heidi..

  • Toni says:

    Gotta love all these items you scored via eBay.. I seriously love that bowl, it’s so elegant looking!

  • Clara says:

    These items are really wonderful and amazing, you do have such great eyes to be able to see these elegant items on ebay!

  • Desiree Lynch says:

    Loving all these magnificent finds on your catchment tray! I think it’s high time I organize mine too..

  • Wynona says:

    Actually, that bowl looks elegant. That’s a great find, Heidi!

  • Daisy says:

    Love everything you bought from eBay.. I’ve also scored some interesting finds there in such affordable price. I am all for Spring Cleaning with ebay this season!

  • Danielle says:

    Love this spring cleaning idea. And I love all those wonderful finds!

  • Marie says:

    Love that bowl you got from ebay!

  • Bridgette says:

    Those are interesting finds below $100; so fabulous Heidi!

  • Queen Jasmine says:

    Yes, I throw my things and stuff at the foot of my bed too and even my iPhone. One time I was so sleepy and grumpy and threw my phone somewhere, the next morning I saw it at the floor broken, ugh. I need to organize my things with proper care next time. A catchment tray is a great idea!

  • Monika Sta.Ines says:

    Wow, I just noticed that your room looks so elegant! #bedroomgoals !

  • Jemma Middleton says:

    I really admire your artistic touch, fashionable taste and shopping methods. I wish I also had the eye to find great items too.

  • Evelyn Reid says:

    Everything here looks fabulous!

  • Tarryn says:

    Is that your room Heidi? Wow, I love it, it’s so beautiful!

  • Arianne says:

    I wish I could do this too, spring cleaning – or should I say summer cleaning with eBay, so I can finally get rid of the mess in my bedroom. I need catchment tray as well, some curtains maybe, and trinkets for my desk. I love how you styled your room Heidi!

  • Olga says:

    I really love your taste in fashion and personal items, all look exquisite and high end. You are amazing!

  • Moirah says:

    I love that stone bowl!!!

  • Zoe N. says:

    Summer is here, but I still haven’t done spring cleaning prior to this. I need to get some things done. I’d be happy to take matters into my own hands, with eBay by my side!

  • Elizabeth Victor says:

    I’ve got myself a nice pair of stilettos on eBay and some other great finds at a lower price. I always love a good steal!

  • Penelope says:

    You’re such a great influencer Heidi.. I love all your tips and advice and you got that pure creativity that makes me admire you more!

  • Jen says:

    I also get great steals from eBay. My morning routine consists of checking my emails and “window” shopping on ebay and somehow, at the end of the day, I always end up finding great stuffs and buying them within the week.

  • Ramona, Esq. says:

    I need your power of online shopping! Wow, those beautiful items are such great finds.. I don’t have that ability to score great steals!

  • Corrinne River says:

    Everything looks really wonderful and beautiful! You have such a fine eye for art and beauty Heidi.

  • Taylor says:

    Wasn’t able to do spring cleaning last season but I am definitely chasing the end-of-summer sales in eBay!

  • Jenni Clarence says:

    Fall is almost upon us I must do some extra cleaning now and get really affordable useful items with my eBay card.. Those are such great finds, Heidi!

  • Keith Daniella Hill says:

    I guess I have to do some autumn cleaning of my own soon.. I’ve got lots of things in mind that’s great for my office but I also got lots of stuffs to remove and unload so I can make way for new ones..