Top 5 Tips to Throwing a Moving Sale
Whether you are ready to move overseas or to another state, packing up your entire household can pose a major challenge.
1. Send Out the Invite
Asking friends to help out will make the sale much faster. Who really wants to throw a yard sale for an entire day? Having a friend help means having an objective eye. When you want to keep that dirty gym bag, your friends will convince you that it really isn’t necessary. Sorting through items will be much simpler.
2. Prepare and Package
Don’t just toss everything on a table and throw a price tag on it. You can get more money once you dust and clean your items off. For those older antiques, check the value online because you may find some hidden treasures. If you have the original packaging, putting your items in that will definitely up the value.
3. Organize Your Belongings
People are going to be turned off when they see a bunch of nick-knacks scattered everywhere. Think about how department stores organize their items to entice consumers. Divide everything up by room or category and then neatly place on the table. Sort CDs and DVDs by genre.
4. Place an Advertisement
Consider putting an ad on Craigslist or the newspaper. Place flyers on lamp posts for everyone to see. Make sure to include location, date and hours. List a few items you have for sale like clothes and their sizes. Posting bright flyers around the neighborhood is a huge help but don’t make it tacky.
5. Price Tag Every Item
Tag everything before the sale even if you are willing to negotiate prices. For items like Tupperware or wine glasses, price them together. For instance, if you have 6 wine glasses go ahead and sell all for $4.When items are priced before the yard sale begins, it will look like you really did your research to find the value in every item you are selling. When you spring a price on someone verbally, they may not trust your accuracy.