Tips On How To Have A Successful Moving Sale
If you’re getting ready to prepare for a big move, then you’ve probably realized all the stuff that you’ve accumulated over the years. Some of that stuff still remains useful and you use it on a regular basis. However, you also have about a million and half items that you haven’t even seen for years. You know those things that you just had to have at the time, but then ended up sitting in your closet or garage and never saw the light of day. Yeah, it’s those things that are now going to plague you when you start to pack up your house to move to your new home. However, never fear. As with everything in life, there’s always another option. And one particular option you have available to you is holding a garage sale or moving sale.
Now you may be thinking, how in the world am I going to have time for a moving sale when I don’t even have time to pack up my house? Well, you’re in luck. In this article we will help give you some tips on how you can pull off a successful moving sale, and rid yourself of all that junk that’s going to weigh you down when trying to move.
The first thing you should do when preparing for a moving sale is enlist help. This is the time to cash in those favors, and drag the kids out of their rooms to help you put this thing together. Plus, you can offer them some spots at the sale so they can get rid of some of their junk too. It’s kind of a win-win. And who knows, maybe you can even get your whole block to jump in on this!
Next is to pick the time you are going to actually hold the sale. We recommend a Friday or Saturday. Or, if you’re feeling super adventurous, or just have that much junk, you can hold it both days. The reason we suggest these days are pretty obvious. Weekends are always better for people, and you’ll see more traffic. As far as a clock time frame, good hours of operation would be between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Just make sure that whatever day or time you decide, you’re prepared.
You also will need to pick a good location. If you live in a neighborhood, your house may be a good bet. And let’s be honest, it’s also just easier. However, if you live in the middle of nowhere, this is not at all helpful. So, find a place that is well trafficked, whether this is a friend’s house, or your friendly neighborhood grocery store.
Make sure you’re spreading the word. All those cheap moving boxes full of junk aren’t going to sell themselves. So, make sure you let people know what you’re up too. Pass out fliers around time, call friends, have friends call their friends, etc. Just make sure you’re giving people all the details including date, time, and location.
Another important thing to keep in mind is price out all of your items in advance. Believe us when we say you don’t want to wait until the day of the event to figure that out, nor do you want to price as you go. This just becomes complicated, stressful, and you may not get everything you want out of the deal. Also, make it easy for your guests to shop. Stay organized and if you decide to use those cheap moving boxes you have sitting around to throw stuff in, make sure they are clearly labeled.
Aside from that, just make sure you’re prepared. Preparation for these types of event is everything. So, if you want it to go smoothly, make sure you’re ready for anything. If you are, you’ll not only get rid of your junk and make moving easier, but you’ll also have a little extra cha-ching for your wallet. Happy moving!