How to ensure your garage sale is not a flop!
What better way to turn your unwanted items into instant cash then a garage sale?
There is no better feeling then turning your trash into treasure, while also making someone else happy. It’s likely that you’ll be getting rid of you had NO idea that you owned.
- Set a Realistic Date
Before any planning begins, make sure you pick out a few tentative realistic dates. Your best bet is to pick a day where you’ll have the best shot a nice weather, preferably in the Fall or Spring. If the weather is too warm, no one will show, and if it’s too cold, it’ll be the same. After you weigh your options, choose the best date, and make sure you have a backup for potential rain!
2. Choose Which Items to Sell
When picking out the items you want to get rid of, make sure you properly asses them. There is no sense in marketing items that are in poor condition, or look like they are really warn down. Be realistic. If you were attending a garage sale and you came across a particular item, would you buy it, and how much would you actually pay? Whatever your comfortable price is, is probably accurate.
Use your item gathering time as a time to also declutter. If you don’t want it and it’s not in decent condition, again, go with your gut.
3. Get Your Credentials!
Many towns and cities are requiring permits to have a garage sale, so do your research. It is most definitely not worth the potential fines and inability to sell your items.
When having a garage sale, it’s extremely important to advertise your event. Nowadays, you have the ability to market through social media and platforms, so take advantage of your platforms. EZSell is a great place to market.
The new garage sale feature allows you to advertise for free to those in your neighborhood. Make the money you deserve. It would also benefit you to check out other local garage sales. See what people are buying and what the demand is.
Categorize your items by genre, and again by condition. It’s the best way to stay organized and keep track of all your items.
With summer right around the corner, the window of opportunity to have a successful sale is going to close pretty soon. So, if you’re considering a rejuvenating sale, it’s time to start now!