It’s getting to be the time of year when many homeowners consider which products they’d like to remove from their property, and the best way to complete a full sweeping removal of any unwanted items is by hosting a garage sale!
You might not have taken on this process before, so it’s important you understand the ideal techniques for ensuring garage sale success. In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step process for setting up your successful garage sale.
Step 1: Gather All Items for Sale
Begin the set-up process by collecting each item you wish to sell. Go through those boxes in the basement and the bins under the bed. Find items that you’re never likely to use again and create a dedicated collection of garage sale items.
Step 2: Create Your Garage Sale Inventory
Now you’re ready to assess each item and note it down within your garage sale inventory. Within your inventory, you should also add the price you hope to get for your belongings. This helps to keep track of items and ensures you achieve full value during the sale. Remember: in pricing you items, it’s important that you price-to-sell. You don’t want to spend even more time packing up old items at the end of the event because nobody wanted to pay what you were asking.
Step 3: Check Whether You Require a Permit
Depending on your ownership rights, you might require a permit to carry out a garage sale on your property. Many homeowners’ associations place restrictions on the type of signage that can be used on property and the hours during which outdoor events can take place in the area. It’s important to research your rights before you begin this event planning process.
Step 4: Set a Date and Begin Advertising
You’re now ready to set a date for your garage sale. Consider a two-day event if you have the time. This can help ensure that all neighbours have a chance to visit the sale. You should also try to avoid hosting a sale when there’s construction taking place around your property.
To advertise the garage sale, post an advertisement on your local area’s Craigslist section. This can safeguard the event is available to a wide local audience.
Step 5: Tidy Your Yard and Garage
It’s important the yard sale space looks its peak best to attract interested passers-by to the event. You should try to comprehensively clean the yard and garage space before the event begins. You want your guests to feel comfortable and to know that the products they’re potentially buying came from a well-kept home.
You’re now ready for the day of your garage sale! Remember to get up early to deal with any last minute issues that can arise on the day. By following the guidelines highlighted in this article, you can achieve that ideal garage sale event.
To learn more about how you can make your garage sale a success, speak with one of our trusted team members directly.Written September 14, 2015 by