eBay and Nate Berkus Partner to Make Spring Cleaning and Selling Easier Than Ever

eBay News Team

Berkus inspires consumers to get rid of the old and bring in the new with a charity auction featuring coveted items from his own home

eBay has teamed up with famed interior designer and author Nate Berkus, to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring and encourage consumers to clear out, spring clean and sell on eBay. To inspire shoppers to rejuvenate and refresh to make room for the new, Berkus has spring cleaned his own home and will be hosting an exclusive auction to benefit The American Brain Tumor Association. Beginning on March 31, eBay will release close to 60 of his sought-after pieces. The auction will also include a video design chat in which the lucky enthusiast will get to ask Nate design questions, giving them access to his best advice to jump start their spring cleaning and home refresh this season.

Discover hidden dollars in the home

On average, the American consumer has thousands of dollars’ worth of goods sitting unused around the home. With a global community of 162 million active buyers, there is always an eBay shopper in search of the household items you no longer need from tech, to clothes to home decor and everything in between.

“No one knows more about transforming the home than Nate Berkus. We’re excited to have him show consumers just how simple it is to spring clean and sell on the marketplace,” said Vincent Payen, head of consumer selling for eBay North America. “As people start de-cluttering their home, eBay offers simple and convenient ways to sell, whether it is listing yourself or letting eBay Valet, eBay’s professional selling service, do it for you in three simple steps.”

Browse & bid for charity

Beginning March 31 at 7pm EDT through April 10, shoppers can browse and bid on a range of decorative accessories, art, furniture and fashion items from Nate Berkus’ home. Coveted pieces will include Lanvin Parfums prints, Prada gloves, and rare antique textiles. The auction will also feature a video design chat, giving one lucky enthusiast the chance to receive home design and style advice from Berkus, just in time for the spring season. Through eBay for Charity, all sale proceeds will benefit The American Brain Tumor Association, an organization that advances the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by one.

eBay for Charity makes it easy for buyers to shop with purpose. Sellers can choose from 35,000 charities, enabling them to donate a portion of their sales to various philanthropic causes. To shop Nate Berkus’ charity auction, visit www.ebay.com/nate-berkus.

“As a designer, I’m constantly refreshing my space, and looking for new inspiration for myself and my clients,” said Berkus. “Whether you’re in the process of moving or looking for a design reset, I hope to inspire others to spring clean their homes and show them how easy it is to make extra money by selling what they no longer need, or use on eBay. Once you’ve cleared that space, you’ll be able to add in things that you really love. People can shop my personal auction page which has a wide selection of decorative accessories, art, furniture and fashion from my own home, and the best part, it’s all for a good cause.”

Selling on eBay is easier than ever

eBay makes selling your household items simple and stress-free, whether using the simplified selling flow on eBay.com or eBay Valet – eBay’s professional selling service. To make selling online even easier, eBay is expanding its partnership with Shyp, the on-demand shipping and packaging company. Shyp will pick up the items you sold, professionally pack them, and mail them straight to the buyer on your behalf. Shyp’s pickup and packaging fees will be waived for eBay sellers through June 30, allowing spring cleaners to use the service free of charge. Visit: www.ebay.com/shyp to get started.

For additional information on how to say goodbye to the old and bring in the new, check out Nate Berkus’ home styling guide including spring cleaning tips and tricks. Check it out here.

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