There comes a time when homes become cluttered, junk stacks on top of junk and you just want to make room to breathe. It’s times like this when you just need to say, “OK! I’m having a garage sale!” Once you’ve resolved yourself to getting rid of excess belongings, you’re ready to take on the next step in clearing up your home. Our team of Denver Movers and Packers at All My Sons Moving & Storage have compiled a systematic guide to show you how to prepare for a garage Sale.
- Group Together Items You Wish To Sell
The first step to prepare for a garage sale is to determine what items are going to be sold. Gather anything and everything you don’t want and group them into categories. Set your desired price for each item and figure out the minimum amount of money you wish to sell it for in case someone wants to haggle.
- Get Essential Items For Hosting the Sale
In order to prepare for a yard sale, it’s important to make sure that everything is organized and presented well. For this you’ll need tables, clothes hangers, chairs, packaging tape, scissors, plastic bags and signs. It also helps to have a cashbox, paper, and pen handy to track purchases.
- Prep Items That Are Going To Be Sold
To ensure that your items sell for maximum value, take some time to give them a facelift. Polish wooden objects, wipe the dust off any glass and make repairs to any broken items. One fatal flaw that our Denver Movers and Packers see is people inviting potential customers to purchase less than desirable looking products.
- Spread The Word
Make sure that the neighborhood is aware of your yard sale. Put up signs about 2 weeks in advance to attract more people. Posting ads online and on social channels also helps. Give potential customers an adequate amount of time to make themselves available for the yard sale.