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How to Know If You Should Hold a Garage Sale Before Your Move

Should You Take Time to Plan a Garage Sale?

The more things you own, the more it will cost to move. Those belongings will also add to the time it takes to pack up your home and unpack later. Many people throw a garage sale or moving sale to reduce the number of things they need to pack. You’ll want to decide if you have the time and energy to plan one of your own.

Your Belongings

One of the first things to consider before planning a garage sale is the number of things that you own and how much of those things you want to sell. A garage sale that consists of just a single table with some random toys on it won’t make you much money and may result in people driving by without even getting out of their cars. Unless you plan on getting rid of enough stuff to fill a garage sale, you should skip the sale.

Overall Value

Before the Henderson moving company shows up at your door, you need to look at the overall value of the things that you want to sell. Many people have a yard sale because they want to get rid of old clothing, books and toys as well as kitchen appliances and furniture. You need to decide if you can make enough from that sale to compensate for the time you spend planning it, sitting outside and setting up for the sale.

Time Available

Make sure that you take into account the amount of time it will take to set up that yard sale as well as the time that you need to spend waiting for customers. This will all take away from the time you have to interview moving companies and pack some of your belongings. If you find that you have few things to sell or not many things worth money, you might decide to donate those items to charity and focus your attention on the move.