How To Host A Successful Pre-Move Garage Sale

If there is a thing that is often true about moving, it is that it is an ideal opportunity to dispose of belongings you no more want or need. And while you could just dispose, recycle, or donate those things, throwing a pre-move sale is a great way to dispose of things and also make additional money to pay for those moving expenses.

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How To Host A Successful Pre-Move Garage Sale

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If there is a thing that is often true about moving, it is that it is an ideal opportunity to dispose of belongings you no more want or need. And while you could just dispose, recycle, or donate those things, throwing a pre-move sale is a great way to dispose of things and also make additional money to pay for those moving expenses. There are also more advantages to pre-move yard sales than just making some quick buck. What are they?

 

The fewer items you plan to load on the moving vehicle, the lighter the shipment and the cheaper your relocation will be. Also, you will spend more time packing and unpacking your stuff that you don’t even want to use anymore.

 

These sales can be profitable, but they can also be daunting, because of the many logistics involved. From getting ready for your sale to closing it down, we have prepared these proven tips to help make the process easy and enable you to make more money for all your efforts.

 

8 Tips for Throwing a Successful Pre-Move Garage Sale

 

1. Take Inventory of your Home

 

The first thing you should do is to determine what you have. And it is beyond just searching your bedroom. Compress your house into a system, categorized by room; gather everything you don’t use every day. Remove everything from the closets, take out everything from the drawers, and remove the boxes from the basement and attic. Immediately backup arrives, begin to separate your belongings into three categories (keep, sell, and donate).

 

Be ready to spend some time doing this. You will possibly find a few letters, pictures, and trophies that will take you down memory lane when you were young, have tighter abs, and fewer wrinkles. You should know the category to put them. 

2. Set a Date and Time

 

Be smart in your decision on the date and time to perform the sale. The best day is during the weekend, particularly a Saturday morning. Spring is often the perfect time for throwing a yard sale since the weather is completely changing and people are excited to be outside. Don’t host a pre-move yard sale on a holiday or a day when there is a huge event going on in your town, such as a big sporting event. As regards timing, begin in the morning and let it run through the afternoon. And be ready for early birds who may arrive early before the set start time.

3. Consult the Local Authorities

 

You are likely going to face any trouble throwing a yard sale, but contact your local city hall and ask about whether there is a special permit required or if there are some rules or regulations you need to know of. Do this around 3-4 weeks out, so that if you have to obtain a permit or make some other preparations you have time to find out everything.

4. Form a Team with Friends and Neighbors

 

Throwing a successful pre-move yard sale alone is hard work and things may start to turn daunting for you to handle the entire details of the proposed garage sale. This is why; before you do anything, it is important to ask friends and neighbors if they are also arranging a garage sale so you can form a team and combine a few yard sales.

 

The advantage of throwing a bigger garage sale before a move is that combined efforts will be formed to schedule, network, and resources a larger scale event that will bring more people (possible buyers) and will yield more profits in return. To avoid mistakes during a combined moving sale, paste initials of each seller on the price stickers to know which seller sold what.

5. Advertise your Garage Sale

 

To host a successful yard sale before you move, you must consider the best way to market your moving sale as a part of the preparation phase. Regrettably, you need proper advertising as people won’t know you are throwing a yard sale, and so, no one will come. It is as simple as that.

 

Below are means of advertising your garage sale:

6. Price your Things Appropriately

 

Our tips of throwing a successful yard sale before your move to a new location continue with the important topic of pricing your items so that it can sell. Avoid pricing the items you are selling too high, else, they won’t sell. It is vital to remember that you can’t recover the money you had spent to buy those items.

 

When pricing your items, follow these tips:

 

7. Get Ready to Bargain on the Prices

 

Talking about moving sale tips, you should be prepared to bargain over the prices of your items during your moving sale. Many people will come with the mind to haggle, and that is expected, being a part of the game. After all, there is no fixed price so some smart negotiating tactics from you will be helpful.

8. Make your Moving Sale Environment Safe

 

Declutter your household before you proceed with a moving sale while keeping a high level of safety all through the event. It is necessary to sell as many belongings as possible but it is also highly important to avoid any accidents or injuries during the yard sale.

 

Below are a few tips to assure safety when throwing a successful yard sale. Little children and even pets will likely be running around your sale venue one time so ensure there are no dangers in and around the spot.

 

Safety tips:

 

Things to do on the Day of your Pre-Move Garage Sale

 

To reduce stress and improve profit, you will need to organize the right type of garage sale environment that will cause people to hang around for more time and buy more items.

 

Conclusion

 

A pre-move garage sale is a nice way to dispose of items and earn some additional money, but don’t be too serious about it or allow it to stress you out. Enjoy it, and just consider it a fun and interesting experience. And when it is over, consider donating the rest of the items that are yet to sell instead of packing and moving them, after all, you’ve decided to continue your life without them already.     

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