Garages are great places for storing all the things you no longer need or use. But it comes to a point where you actually need to get rid of those things to make more space for storing other items or just more space to move around in. Luckily, you don’t have to move your items far if you want to sell them or even give them away. You can just hold a garage sale in your driveway or inside your garage. Read on for some tips on how to hold a successful garage sale and finally get rid of your unwanted clutter.
Seek out good weather
Not only is a garage sale in the rain no fun, it could also lead to water damage to some of your items. Plus, people will be less inclined to come to your garage sale because they’d rather stay indoors where it’s dry. Check the forecast before you schedule your garage sale, and consider rescheduling it if the forecast changes.
If you simply can’t avoid the bad weather, then some kind of canopy or tent could help you, your belongings, and your customers stay dry. Or you could hold the sale inside your garage if you have space.
Clean your belongings first
Some of the things you’re selling might have been untouched for years, so give them a quick check to see what needs cleaning. Wipe off the layer of dust on ornaments, put any clothes through the laundry, and scrub the dirt and grime off anything that has it. Your items will look more attractive as a result and people will be more likely to buy them.
Advertise your garage sale
You need to make sure people know that your sale is happening, so you need some advertising. Depending on the size of your garage sale and the area you live in, this could simply involve putting signs and posters up around the neighborhood, or you could advertise it online for more exposure.
Be willing to barter
People love looking for bargains at a garage sale, so don’t be surprised if people try to get you to lower your prices. You’re more likely to sell if you’re open to this. Set an advertised price for each of your items but also consider how low you’d be willing to go for each of them, this way you’re prepared for the bartering.
Collect plenty of change
You should start the day with plenty of coins and notes of different amounts to ensure that you can make change for anyone who needs it. Someone might decide not to buy if they find out that they can only purchase something if they have the correct amount of change.
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