Getting rid of clutter is something to consider before you relocate. You wouldn’t want to carry unnecessary items to your new residence. Decide which items you want to keep then go through the remaining items. If they’re in good condition, why not have a garage sale? Here are some steps for setting up your garage sale.
Go through all of your items and put aside what you’ll need. Separate the things you have not used regularly, things that were never used, and the things you don’t need. You can create four sections in your house with specific labels: keep, throw away , give away, sell.
Set The Right Date and Time
Select an appropriate date for your garage sale. Normally Friday, Saturday and Sunday are good days, especially if you set it to coincide with the first weekend after payday. That’s the time people will have cash to spend. Choose a time that works for your potential buyers. Some buyers prefer early mornings while others tend to be free in the evening.
Source Packaging Materials
Collect old newspapers for wrapping fragile items. You can obtain cardboard boxes from supermarkets, and make sure you get various sizes. Plastic or paper bags, tape, and a permanent marker are always handy items. You could also print labels or write your prices on blank ones.
You can advertise using a combination of signs, flyers or social media ads/posts. Include a list of your big-ticket items and a contact number. Add some pictures of a few items. On the day of the sale, post signs and arrows in strategic places for directions. Set fair prices. Do not overcharge customers, but be flexible for price negotiation.
After you have sold or given away your items, it’s time to pack what you are keeping. Give us a call to help you with the process. Our highly trained movers will ensure your valuables are properly packaged and transported to their new home. Contact us now.