Moving 101

Garage Sales - Earn Money and Move Less!

 

Maximize the sale of your home by earning money from items you no longer need or want.  Organize your neighbors and plan a garage sale in your community.

 
 

 

The following are unique tips from the Linda Craft Team that will help earn

 the most amount of income from your next garage sale:

 
 
  • Allow Yourself Plenty of Time to Organize Your Entire Home- including the garage and basement. The goal of your sale is to sell items you don't need or want so you can earn money and move less. Many of these items are residing in the garage and basement.  Don't miss this great opportunity by not giving yourself ample time to prepare and organize.
  • Select a GOOD Garage Sale Date - Saturdays are a good day for a garage sale because bargain hunters are more likely to be available on a Saturday. Make sure you do not schedule your garage sale on a holiday or during an event like a Carolina Hurricanes game.
  • Bigger is Better- Invite your neighbors, a brownie troop, or the local boy scouts troop to join your sale. The more goods for sale, the better your sale will look, inviting more potential bargain hunters.
  • Involve the Kids- Ask them to help out by having them clean out their rooms and allow them to earn money from the sale by encouraging them to sell beverages and snacks.
  • Sell toys, appliances, furniture, and tools- Practical household goods have a much better chance of selling than adult clothes.
  • Advertise, Advertise, Advertise- Do not forget to promote your sale by posting signs in your neighborhood and on major intersections near your home. Take out an advertisement in at least one local paper and put an ad on Craigslist. Make sure you tell your other neighbors, co-workers, and friends.
  • Make it Easy to Find Your Sale- On all of your advertising, do not forget to tell people where your home is located in the Triangle area. Attempt to make directions to your home easy for people to understand.
  • Have Lots Of Change On Hand- Singles, fives, tens, and coins are best. Be prepared to break lots of $20 dollar bills.
  • Donate the Remainder of Your Goods to Charity- Instead of putting all of the clutter back into your home, donate the remaining items to charity for a tax deduction. Some charities will even come to your home and pick your goods up at no charge to you.  

If you have a good tip about how to maximize your next garage sale, contact the Linda Craft Team and they will add it to the list.

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