In the days before your move, you will probably look at the amount of ‘stuff’ that you have, and the final reckoning might depress you. Have you really got to get all that junk moved from your old home to your new one? How much of it is actually useful?
In these days of the popularity of ‘decluttering’ you may be tempted to throw the stuff you feel you don’t need away, but that might be just as wasteful. One man’s junk is another man’s treasure after all.
Instead of annoying the garbage men by throwing your junk out, why not see if you can raise a contribution to the cost of your move by holding a garage sale?
Some Key Tips On How to Hold a Successful Garage Sale
The bad news is that if you are moving during the winter months, you might find it tough to attract customers to your sale if you hold it while the weather is bad. No one really wants to don hat, gloves and coat just to go through someone else’s junk in the hopes of finding themselves a bargain.
If you can, hold your garage sale at any time between the last weeks of spring and the first weeks of fall. This time of year, more people are likely to be outside and therefore willing to visit your garage sale. One warning though – going out on an extremely hot day can be as uncomfortable as going out on a cold day. Avoid a garage sale if you know your customers are likely to be wilting in the heat!
Get Organized and Get Advertising!
You don’t have to orchestrate a marketing campaign to publicize your garage sale. Just pin up a few fliers around your local neighborhood. Let people know where the sale will take place and when it is.
Secondly, make sure you are organized and that your garage sale is good-to-go before the appointed start time. You’ll be surprised at how prompt some people are when it comes to a garage sale, so if the tables are still bare and you’re fussing over boxes when they arrive, they are not going to hang around!
If you need to arrange a move to your new home, then please contact us here at All Points Moving & Storage by phone at 866-421-9490. You can also use our online contact form, which is available on our website.