Garage sales can help you get rid of unwanted items before you move. Here’s how to set one up.
Get Rid of Extra Items Before a Move: Tips for a Great Garage Sale
If you’re getting ready to move, you should plan on holding a garage sale. It’s a great way to get rid of unwanted or unused items. Even if a Henderson moving company will help you handle your move, there’s no point in paying someone to pack and relocate items that you haven’t used in years and won’t use in the future.
Pick the Right Day
One of the most important parts of holding a successful garage sale is to pick the right day to hold it. While you’ll almost certainly want to have it on a weekend, you should pick a weekend when the weather will be clear and not too hot or too cold. You should also check to see if others in your neighborhood are holding sales on a particular weekend. If there’s a group of sales, people are more likely to stop by.
While people generally come to garage sales expecting to spend some time going through items, few individuals want to try to find things in a huge jumble. Be sure to at least sort items into general areas such as clothes, electronics, books and knickknacks. You should also be sure that you’ve got change on hand and a cash box to hold your money in.
Have Realistic Expectations
People expect to come to a garage sale and find a deal. Even if you could sell something for a lot more money on the internet, individuals may not be willing to pay that much at a garage sale. Along with being prepared to ask for far less for items than you paid for them, you should also expect to haggle with people for higher-priced items.
Have a Plan for Unsold Items
There’s a very good chance that not everything you put out during your garage sale will be sold. It’s a good idea to have a plan for dealing with items that are left over. One great option is to donate garage sale items that are left over. Some charities will actually send a truck over to your home to pick up donated items. Many others have overnight drop-off points at shopping centers so you can donate items at your convenience.