One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the old saying goes. A perfect representation of this is a yard or garage sale. Early summer is the perfect time to host a garage sale. This article aims to give you tips on how to have a garage sale to clean out your unwanted possessions. Even though it may seem unwanted to you, someone might see your old belongings as treasures. By hosting a yard sale, you can put some money back in your pocket while knowing that your old items are being put to good use. These tips can help your yard sale be as successful as possible and worth the time you put into it.
Clear Out Every Area One At A Time
Gather a few boxes and bags and go through each area of your home, especially the storage areas, taking out any items you’re ready to get rid of. Be ruthless. If your discards are in good or fair condition, it’s worth putting them out for a yard sale. You never know what yard sale customers are shopping for, so always consider placing anything you have out for their perusal. Damaged, broken, or heavily worn items should be tossed or recycled. If you have a full attic, garage, or basement to clean out, consider renting a roll-off dumpster from ABH Services Inc.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Some people may put off having a yard sale because of all the potential work that goes into hosting one. However, there are steps you can take to lessen the amount of work you have to do. Enlist your friends or family members to assist you in gathering saleable items and setting up the day of the sale. Consider having color-coded pricing stickers or same-priced items on each table to save you the time of writing prices on each sticker. Group like items together simply without worrying about displaying them any particular way.
Keep Your Prices Low
Yard sales are usually magnets for bargain hunters looking for a good deal. It’s best to save high ticket items to sell online on sites such as eBay or Craigslist. Your focus should be on moving your cast-offs out, so you have to be realistic about how much people are actually willing to pay at a yard sale. Usually, for items that are in good condition, that means pricing them 75-80% less than they would go for retail. While this may be hard to swallow, remember that your goal is to make some money while cleaning out unnecessary clutter. You can also lower your prices near the end of your sale to snag any late arrivals.
Set Your Prices Ahead Of Time
Another pricing tip is to set your prices ahead of time. People will be more likely to purchase an item if there is a price on it or on the table, even if they try to get you to accept a lower rate. That’s because many people are hesitant to ask how much something costs. If your prices aren’t flexible, be sure to have a sign saying as much.
After you’ve hosted your yard sale, consider donating the goods you have left. Alternatively, you can use ABH Service Inc.’s Junk Removal service to clear out your remaining discards so they don’t sit gathering dust in your garage. Whatever you do, you want to make sure you remain committed to decluttering these items from your living space. Contact ABH Services Inc. at 781-941-2422 to find out more information about the services we offer.