Anyone else hosting a garage sale in the near future (um, like in 4 days)? I'm guessing a good portion of you might be, so let's talk GARAGE SALE TIPS today! More specifically, I've got 5 tips to share that are designed to help you maximize garage sale profits.
I must admit...I have mixed feelings about garage sales.
On the one hand, executing them properly takes up a crazy amount of prep time, not to mention the hours you spend hanging out in the garage during the actual sale. On the other hand, if you have a ton of items that tend to sell well at garage sales (i.e., kids' clothing and toys, tools, etc.,) they can be a good option for cashing in after you complete your spring decluttering.
My #1 piece of advice regarding garage sales is to be certain that the time and effort you will expend will be worth it in terms of the cash you anticipate bringing in.
With that being said, here are a few quick tips for running a successful (& profitable) sale.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE GARAGE SALE PROFITS
Who doesn’t love getting something for free? Including some giveaway items in your sale is a “win-win” for both you and your customers. It can be an easy way of removing “no value” items from your home that you may otherwise need to expend energy disposing of properly, while providing value to someone else who has a need for these items.
Some popular freebies I’ve given away include department store clothes hangers and cans of half-used paint. If you change up your home decor as much as I do, then you no doubt have a collection of these!
And then there are those items that you are ready to get rid of that you’d feel bad charging for, since they aren’t in the best condition (but they aren’t ready for the Trash pile quite yet). These are great candidates for the Freebie box!