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Making Quick Cash at a Fun Garage Sale

July 9th, 2017

With a garage sale, you have a perfect combination of raising some funds and removing clutter from your home. Every year, we accumulate more and more items so a garage sale is a great way to have fun and give your old possessions a new home. Even if you don’t value the items, someone else will and this is what we have been missing from society rather than just throwing everything in the bin.

The list of possible items is endless but some common items include roller skates, CDs, household tools, lawnmowers, furniture, dishes, books, dolls, clothes, toys, camping equipment, bikes, sports equipment, vacuums, hair dryers, kitchen utensils, appliances, etc.

Of course, you don’t need to have a garage as the term isn’t quite literal. Instead, you could use your yard, basement, porch, lawn, or even open up your home. However, there are some things you need to know if your garage sale is to be a success and it starts with the mindset.

Before holding your own, we recommend visiting a few different garage sales because you get an idea for how to display items, what people buy, and, most importantly of all, what sort of prices people pay for such items. Although people are happy to buy near enough anything at a garage sale, they have a particular interest in bargains so you need to provide them with a healthy discount.

Arranging Your Own – First things first, you will need to advertise your garage sale otherwise nobody will know about your event. As well as telling your neighbors, why not put an ad in the newspaper, in online social media groups, and even on local bulletin boards? As long as you state the address, date, and time, people will show because we all love a good bargain. Once you get the event out there, word-of-mouth will also play its role.

In the days leading up to the event, you can also place posters on high-traffic intersections within a few miles of your home. If you do this, don’t forget to take them down after otherwise people will keep turning up to your home for no reason. Also, we recommend checking in with local officials to ensure you aren’t breaching garage sale regulations and laws.

If you’re smart, money can be made from garage sales and there are endless resources online for tips and guides from presentation to bartering for a high price. What’s more, you can have fun at the same time!