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
When it’s time to pack up those items that didn’t sell, take photographs of the items while they are displayed on your tables before packing them up in boxes and loading them in the car for the donation site. Use the photos for reference later on to create an itemized donation receipt for tax purposes.
To learn more about options for donating, check this post on what to do with those unsold garage sale items.