Moving can be frustrating; it can even be confusing, especially if you are a first-time mover. However, throwing a garage sale is a good way to help you get rid of some extra things while being able to make money from them. These are some tips that you can use for a successful garage sale to help you.
Be Sure To Thoroughly Clean And Declutter Your Home
One of the hardest parts about moving is cleaning up and decluttering, but at least you will be able to take care of it first. It’s a fact that most garage sales are more successful if there are a large variety of items for sale. If you only have a small selection of things, then a moving sale might not be worth the effort.
Go through every part of your home, and leave no room or space untouched. When you look through your items, try to be very thorough. Think about if you have used any items in the past 12 months. If you have multiple items, then why not just keep one?
Start The Sorting Process
Organizing a garage sale can be a lot of work, so try and get the hard work done ahead of time. As you are packing, you should be sorting every item that you find into piles of keep, sell and trash. Don’t worry at first about pricing things, just focus on sorting and keeping things organized. The main goal is to get rid of unwanted things and find a permanent place for the things that you will keep. Once the piles are made, pull the items you are selling.
Price Your Items Using Reason
It could be easy to price things as you sort them. Be sure that the price tag is visible and that your pricing is reasonable. Keep in mind that pricing things too high will deter any buyers, so try not to price things in a sentimental way. It could be a good idea to ask your friends or neighbours how much they think your items are worth.
Keep Things Organized
It is very important to stay organized when you are setting up your moving sale. Your potential buyers will be less intimidated and more likely to find something that they like if everything is on display in an accessible and neat way. Think about sorting your items into categories for sale, arranging them on long tables, and making things easier to see.
Lastly, let your friends and people in the neighbourhood know that you will be hosting a moving sale. An easy yet effective way to tell your neighbours about your sale is to post about it on social media networks. Be sure that you include the date, time, and the address of your sale. Maybe add in a picture or two of some of the things that you are selling. One more tip to help you attract attention on the street is to ask your neighbours to host a garage sale of their own.