As the warmer weather comes on hot here in Florida, homeowners are doing their late spring cleaning and finding they have a lot of stuff stuffed into the attic, closets, garage, and cabinets. How all these items got out-of-control and make storage spaces burst at the seams seems unreal. We collect things as time goes by, and little items, piled high and deep enough, can take up an amazing amount of space. This is when you know it’s time to get rid of a lot of stuff and a yard sale is a great way to do just that.
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Most people don’t have a plan for their garage sale
. They simply cart out some card tables, scatter all their wares out, tack a few signs to polls, and sit back and wait only to wonder why so few people show-up. It’s because there’s no game plan, a recipe for disappointment. To actually make it more than just a little worthwhile, you need to get ready well in advance of the day and have a strategy.
Having a yard sale can be torture of the worst imaginable kind or a relatively easy way to clean out the clutter and make some extra cash. Unless you think of the Marquis de Sade as the kindly uncle type, your goal is to have the latter. The key to having a successful, stress-free yard sale is organization. —The Spruce.com
If you really want to make some extra money and cut down on all the clutter, you have to do things right.
Yard Sale Organization Tips You can Use
Here are some great tips on organizing and cleaning-up a yard sale:
- Plan your sale day(s). Deciding on Tuesday that you’ll host a garage sale on Saturday isn’t going to be enough time. You need to plan in advance and to check the local event schedule. You don’t want to hold your yard sale on the same day of an community event. Also, you need time to start posting announcement ads on the internet and social media.
- Go all-out on signage. Forget about those store-bought, stock signs. They’re too small and too common to attract attention. Instead, get large and colorful poster-board. Make your own signs, and put them out about a week before sale day. Put them around the neighborhood, on nearby busy streets, and outside local grocery stores and retail shops.
- Provide plenty of parking space. Be sure to park well away from your home for people to park. You can also ask your neighbors to park off the street for more room.
- Ask your neighbors to join you. When you ask your neighbors about parking, you can also ask if they’d like to join you. Larger sales get more traffic and generate more transactions.
When the sale is over, you’ll likely have items that didn’t sell. Instead of stuffing all that junk back into your house where it will collect dust and take up space, call a junk hauling and removal service to come and pick it up. You’ll be rid of it and won’t have to lift a finger.
When you need to get rid of a bunch of junk, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services