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A Spring Garage Sale May be Just What You Need

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As the winter season comes to an end, it’s safe to say that you’re looking forward to warmer weather and everything that comes along with it.

After a long winter, you may realize that you’ve got more clutter in your home than you would like. Rather than throw out any unwanted items, it makes better sense to organize a garage sale.

Not only does this help you remove clutter, but with the right approach you can make some money along the way.

Here are seven questions you must answer as you plan your garage sale:

•    What items do you want to sell, and what items do you want to keep?
•    What system will you use to price the items you’re selling?
•    Where will you setup your garage sale? In your garage? In your driveway? Closer to the sidewalk?
•    Are you wiling to negotiate with buyers, or will you stick to the prices as marked on the items?
•    Do you know anyone who is willing to help you on the day of your sale?
•    What steps will you take to market your garage sale, as to drive as much traffic as possible?
•    What will you do with any items that don’t sell? Will you throw them out? Give them away?

Not only can a spring garage sale de-clutter your home and put some money in your pocket, but it can also be an enjoyable process. It feels good to clean out your home, chat with visitors, and realize that you’ll be better off for it in the end.

With spring right around the corner, don’t wait too long to start planning your garage sale. The sooner you get the finer details into place the sooner you can organize your event and set a date. 

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Comments 2

Frank on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:56

I am in bad need of getting a garage sale! I have so much stuff to get rid off, I am hoping to get one organized by April!

I am in bad need of getting a garage sale! I have so much stuff to get rid off, I am hoping to get one organized by April!
Frank on Monday, 18 March 2019 16:17

I was able to get my act together and did a garage sale this March. While I did not make a ton of money I was able to get rid of a lot of stuff!

I was able to get my act together and did a garage sale this March. While I did not make a ton of money I was able to get rid of a lot of stuff!
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