You need money and you need it now. So many things are just laying on a shelf in your garage unused for ages. Why don’t you sell them? You will kill two birds with one stone. To paraphrase, you will earn money and at the same time you will clean your garage. Do you like the idea? I bet you do! I want to help you organize a successful garage sale. There are few thing that you need to do. Let’s start with…
1. The Hard Decisions
Sometimes, it can be a really difficult task to decide which things should stay and which you don’t need anymore. Be decisive and don’t think too much every time when you have to choose an item to sell. If you really need something, you don’t leave it in the garage for months. Anyway, my advice for you is to make three piles of objects. One for the things you really need. Another one for the things you might need. The third pile will be for the objects that you want to sell for sure. The more items you have in that third pile the more money you’ll earn.
2. Organize Everything
Now that you have already decided which things you want to sell, it is a good idea to organize the objects depending on their type. Separate those of them which are alike and put a notable tag on the place where you are going to put them. For instance, old earrings, brooches, necklaces, etc. should be tagged as “JEWELS”. When you are done with this task, you have to put a price tag on every single item. Have in mind that many people might want to bargain with you, so it will be a very good idea to raise the price a little bit. In this case, if anybody wants to bargain, you can always lower the price and both you and your financial “partner” will be happy about the deal. You should also think about the advertisement of the event. Choose the weekend which suits you the best and start announcing it around your neighbourhood.
3. Fun and Efficient Ideas
Music will help you sell more items. It’s like an ad to anyone who hears it around the street. This’s a free way to draw the attention to your garage sale. Another good way to sell more is offering free treat. Free biscuits, lemonade, tee or coffee won’t cost you a lot, but can have a significant impact on your clients. They will feel more comfortable and will be inclined to buy. You can also give some small unneeded items for free. Many people will appreciate your efforts and will buy more of your stuff.
I am sure that you are going to sell almost everything, if you follow my pieces of advice. This is why you have to think about the cleaning of your garage afterwards. You might do it together with your family or, if you prefer, you can use some of the money you have just earned to call for help. I use the services of a professional cleaning company from time to time. After all, you can afford a little bit of indulgence when you have spend a lot of time for the organization of the garage sale.
Thank you for reading this! I hope the information was useful for you!