15 Items in Your Home That Are More Valuable Than You Think
The average family has about $10,000 worth of unused items in their home, says Cari Cucksey, host of HGTV's Cash and Cari. She and a few other experts reveal what to look out for.
Ikea shelving
Ikea Shelving
When word spread in February 2014 that IKEA would be discontinuing its popular Expedit shelves, its average selling price on eBay shot up 23 percent—from about $94 to $116—according to the auction website's sales data. The shelves' simple, goes-with-anything design makes them a staple in $12-million homes and studios alike, says Jeremiah Brent, interior designer and curator for eBay, especially since they can be used individually or stacked to mimic floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. (And, as Lifehacker's tutorials prove, can be used to make bed platforms, benches, storage tables and TV stands. If you're over the look, reselling yours could fund your next living room mini-makeover.