So many of you email me asking where I store all my yard sale "loot"! Yard Sale Daddy is going to be VERY unhappy that I am posting a picture of this, but here it is:
I'm not sure if I am allowed to tell you this, but we have a two car garage...and only one car parks in it. On the other side, we have exercise mats and a treadmill, my ebay storage, and a a little workshop for Daddy. Somehow toys were not in Daddy's fantasy man cave, but over the years after a few "storage wars" he has come to terms with it. He even set up this little aisle so I have two sides of shelves.
If you can't tell, I am lacking a little organization. I'm kind of a big picture person, not so much a details person. Not at all type A, more like type D for disorganized. I'm sorry if you type A's out there are hyperventilating at the toy chaos, dying to jump into the computer screen and label storage bins "polly pockets" "little einsteins" and "mickey mouse clubhouse". Every once in a while, yard sale Daddy tries to corral me and organize me, but it doesn't last long.
You can see that on top I store big things on one side, and boxes (broken down) on the other. There is also a shelf for small boxes, like shoeboxes, which I don't break down flat. It's nice to have everything in the garage. When I come home Saturday morning, I can immediately unload the car and put everything on a shelf. I've been doing it like this for years, even when we lived in a house with a smaller garage.
If you don't have a lot of space, I suggest making room in a closet or by using storage bins under your bed. You might also simply have to be more selective with what you buy, or list every week or every other week to constantly make room.
If you are an ebayer, where do you store YOUR items?