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*.
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.
Wow Heidi, I thought that was a hotel room you’re in. Your space is fabulous!
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.
Gonna try looking for those pieces too on eBay! Love all the items you scored, Heidi!
Wow this looks great and so useful! Thank you for sharing, Heidi!
All those wonderful items at $100 from eBay? Those are great finds indeed!
I always find great items on eBay!
That catchment tray is awesome idea Heidi! I love what you did there!
You look stunning Heidi!
You certainly got remarkably great eyes for finding awesome items like that tray and bowl. Fantastic finds on eBay too!
I might as well start hunting with my ebay card too!
You look really really beautiful Heidi..
Gotta love all these items you scored via eBay.. I seriously love that bowl, it’s so elegant looking!
These items are really wonderful and amazing, you do have such great eyes to be able to see these elegant items on ebay!
Loving all these magnificent finds on your catchment tray! I think it’s high time I organize mine too..
Actually, that bowl looks elegant. That’s a great find, Heidi!
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!
Love this spring cleaning idea. And I love all those wonderful finds!
Love that bowl you got from ebay!
Those are interesting finds below $100; so fabulous Heidi!
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!
Wow, I just noticed that your room looks so elegant! #bedroomgoals !
I really admire your artistic touch, fashionable taste and shopping methods. I wish I also had the eye to find great items too.
Everything here looks fabulous!
Is that your room Heidi? Wow, I love it, it’s so beautiful!
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!
I really love your taste in fashion and personal items, all look exquisite and high end. You are amazing!
I love that stone bowl!!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Everything looks really wonderful and beautiful! You have such a fine eye for art and beauty Heidi.
Wasn’t able to do spring cleaning last season but I am definitely chasing the end-of-summer sales in eBay!
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!
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..
I need to do some spring cleaning of my own too… I got so many clothes strewn on my bed everyday and still not a dress to wear when I go on a date.. #girlproblems
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