Moving Tips

May 2018

How To Throw A Garage Sale

Today we are going to take a step back from talking about our plastic packing boxes. That is because we want to give you pure value and explain how you can cut your moving costs while also making some money doing it. Does it sound good? We bet!

If it isn’t obvious by now, we are talking about throwing a garage sale. This is easier said than done though, because a lot of people cannot actually do it successfully. Some are scared to even try it out, while others don’t plan things and expect people to just show up. So what can you do about that? Let’s see!

Tip #1: Sell The Sale

If you want your sale to be successful you have to plan it properly. That means you have to set aside a concrete date and time for it. You cannot just decide you are throwing it whenever you feel in the mood. Nah, you have to schedule it and plan for it.

But that’s just one part of the whole idea. The other thing is marketing your sale. Now, this is a big word and we know it. But it is easy. You can talk to your neighbors and friends, and when appropriate you can bring up the topic. Tell them about the sale, when you are holding it and so on.

Want to be even more successful? Plan way ahead of time and have an inventory list of what you are going to sell. That way you can create some hype and even pre-sell certain items if people are interested. Plus, you can hand out the inventory list to people that come to your sale. That way you won’t have a mess when they start digging through stuff, putting items all over the place.

Tip #2: Pricing Is Key

Most people are way too attached to their items and this is bad, because it messes up with the proper perception of what the price tag should be. You can’t sell your grandma’s hair brush for a 100 bucks, unless it’s made of silver or ivory. So be reasonable and price stuff accordingly.

If your goal is selling as many items as possible, you can even have bulk deals and a bargain bin. Be creative, look for some simple pricing tips online, and you are going to be fine!

Tip #3: Embrace The Internet

If you don’t mind doing a little bit of extra work, you can actually sell more of your items if you consider going online as well. You can announce your sale on social media, find local groups on Facebook and even sell your items on Craigslist.

The last one is very effective if you don’t mind all the effort of putting up a page for every single item you have. Alternatively, you can create one for the entire sale and just list the items, but that is less effective overall.


We are sure that you can get your garage sale going without a problem if you follow our tips and if you approach this with excitement rather than fear.

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