I don’t know about you but I can’t think of a better time to hold a garage sale then when you are getting ready to move. It is simply amazing how much stuff we all manage to accumulate over time and if you are anything like most people, you probably don't even remember buying a lot of it. Let’s be honest, if there is anything you haven't used in six months or didn’t even remember that you had, why would you spend money and time to move it to the new place? Especially, since moving is so expensive as it is!
Today’s post is designed to help you have a successful sale to offset the often staggering costs associated with moving and start fresh in your new home.
Set A Goal For How Much You Want To Make
Just like with anything, you need to set an outcome goal. By setting a goal for how much money you want to make from your sale, it will help give you that extra push to sell items you might be on the fence about selling. Let’s say that you decide you want to make $500 from your moving sale. Well, if you add up the prices of all of your items and they only come to $400 it is pretty clear it will be impossible to hit your goal. So be realistic and be strategic.
Implement The Six Month Rule
I mentioned it before but the Six Month Rule is a great way of identifying things that you should be selling prior to the move. I would say the only exception to this might be seasonal clothing that you only wear during the hot or cold months. Of course, that being said, if there are any clothes that don’t make sense for the climate that you are moving to they might as well be sold or donated.
Promote Your Sale Online
It wasn’t too long ago that if you wanted to promote your yard or moving sale your only options were to put up some cardboard signs up in the neighborhood and perhaps take out an ad in the paper. Boy are we lucky to have the internet! Now there are countless places to promote your moving sale online. My top suggestions are your personal social media, Facebook Marketplace, and Next Door.
Put Out Some Old Fashioned Signs Too
Although tech is the most efficient way of selling off all of your old stuff, there is nothing wrong with those old-fashioned signs. One thing I love about this is that it can be a lot of fun for the kids to get involved by helping to make and decorate the signs. Make sure you have enough to cover each end of your block, as well as, a few directional ones from the main roads. Don’t forget to put the dates and time so people know that your signs are current.
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