Published: May 23, 2019
When preparing for a move, one of the most efficient things you can do to save money is downsize your belongings. Not only will decluttering your belongings help you make your more organized, but it can help you save money on your move by making your load lighter. One of the best ways to downsize your move is by hosting a garage sale. Here are some tips to help you plan a successful garage sale.
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Garage sales are all about timing. When hosting a garage sale, it’s important to take advantage of the warmer seasons. The best time to host a garage sale is from early spring to mid fall, when people are more inclined to be outdoors. The time of week also plays a huge role in the success of your garage sale. You should always avoid having your garage sale on weekdays as you’re more likely to get more foot traffic. Stick to Saturdays and Sundays so your garage sale will attract the most foot traffic.
After deciding on a date, the next step is to sort through your belongings and decide what you should keep and what you can do without. If you’ve already started your packing process, it’s likely that this step has been done already. A general rule of thumb is if you haven’t used something in 6 months or more, you can most likely get rid of it.
People aren’t going to know about your garage sale if you don’t tell them about it. Get the word out by making posters with the date, time and location of your garage sale. You should post these posters at least a week prior to your garage sale so people will know about it beforehand. Place these posters throughout the neighborhood, especially in areas with high traffic like intersections.
The success of your garage sale can depend on how much you prepare. Prior to your sale, you should go through and price everything. If you expect a high amount of traffic, it might be a good idea to label your items with price stickers so people won’t have to ask you for pricing. You should also make sure that you have plenty of change on hand for purchases so stop at a bank before sale day.
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