Planning a Successful Garage Sale

Planning a Successful Garage Sale

Deep cleaning every year is something many of us do. It gives us the chance to clean out our closets, cupboards, sheds, and garages and get rid of items we may not need. It also allows us to give our homes a deeper cleaning as we dust, rearrange, clean, and reorganize the items we have decided to keep for another year.

So, what can you do with those items you don't want? Consider having a garage sale!

Below, we have a few tips on how you can plan a more successful garage sale as you deep clean and organize your Round Rock home.

Deciding What to Keep and What to Toss

This is the first step when it comes to cleaning and preparing for a garage sale. You need to go through your items and decide what you simply can't live without and what you can easily part with. This includes all kinds of items in the home such as books, CDs, DVDs, electronics, clothing, appliances, toys, and so much more. 

If you have items that are more valuable or antique, you should consider selling those higher valued items on a different platform so you can make more money on them. The same goes for any jewelry or higher-end electronics you may have.

Get Your Permits

One of the most overlooked parts of preparing for a garage sale is the permitting. If you are serious about setting up a garage sale and selling your items, then you need to pay a small fee in most cities so you can have the proper permit to do so.

Always check your local laws and ordinances. Each city may have its own set of rules regarding garage sales and what may be required, so make sure to get that information specific to your location.

Start Organizing

Once all this is done, you need to start organizing. Move all your items into different categories and then start pricing it all. Remember, it is just a garage sale, and you want these items to find new homes, so you will want to price a bit lower. Most items should typically run $5 or less to see more success.

Gather Your Supplies

After organizing and pricing your items, you need to start gathering the supplies you will need for a successful garage sale. 

You will need some kind of a box to hold the money, cash in all denominations so you can make change, a comfy chair to sit in for the day, and tables to properly display everything you are selling at your garage sale. Garment racks are great if you have any clothing items you want to sell. 

Wrap It Up

After staging all your items and starting your garage sale, you will soon start seeing your items leave the driveway. However, you should also expect to have some items leftover once the sale has ended. If this is you, then consider donating any leftover items or placing them online for sale instead. 

If you follow these simple tips, you will find that you have everything you need to throw a successful garage sale in Round Rock, TX. If you are still undecided about leftover items, you should contact Forest Creek Mini Storage and find out how a storage unit can be the ideal solution.