How To Organise a Yard Sale Prior To Your Move

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Removals Tips, Simple and Frugal Living | Comments Off on How To Organise a Yard Sale Prior To Your Move

‚ÄčIf you have used your garage and attic as a dumping point for items you no longer use, now would be an excellent time to get rid of all that. Why? Because one box can make all the difference between two removalists trucks and one and identifying what you will need and what needs to go is crucial for minimising your removals costs.

You have a few options:

  • Donate your items;
  • Organise a garage sale;
  • Throw away;
  • Reuse, repurpose, recycle;

Obviously we wouldn’t encourage you to throw away your stuff, especially if your items are working and can be useful to someone who can’t afford to buy them new. Why dump them in a landfill where they will just do more harm than good? Instead make some profit by organising a garage sale. It is such a wonderful way to re-connect with neighbours and members of your community.

How To Organise a Proper Garage Sale

Try to pick a sunny day for your garage sale and create an event in a local Facebook group. Alternatively you can use the old-fashioned leaflets that always work like a charm. Make sure you hand them around a week prior to your sale. Give your neighbours a call and make sure they have seen your leaflets. You can also post a note in a local newspaper, or on a traffic post.

Clean thoroughly all items and improve them if they need a little polish. It’s true that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but you don’t want to sell people junk. If something’s broken fix it before hand and present it in good working condition.

Organise an area for people to test items. If it is an electrical appliance, people would want to see if it is working.

And finally, make a day out of it. Garage sales are supposed to be fun. Get some drinks and snacks and try to enjoy your day. It is not only a day you get to make a few extra bucks, it is a day you are letting go of items you no longer need. It is also a day to rekindle old friendships and neighbourly relations.