You're getting ready to go someplace new. Did you know a moving sale can help you save money and make money at the same time? A garage sale or yard sale can turn your unwanted items into cash. It can also lower your moving cost by reducing the weight of your load. And, if you're trying to sell your home, a moving sale might be the best way to attract a buyer. Moving is a big task, and one that you can make easier with a little preparation, planning and assistance of friends and family. But if you’re in a rush and leave some things behind you could lose your security deposit or even be charged extra rent.
The best way is to get things under control is start as early as possible few and if you plan a few months away. The one thing a moving sale actually helps is to filter your possessions. The more you think about it, the more you know it's a great idea -- a win, win to de-clutter, instantly and you'll not only make money, but you'll also save money by not having to pay for transporting a bunch of unwanted, unnecessary things. Now you just have to figure out how to make the best of the situation;
Ten Quick Moving Sale Tips;
- Price things to sell. Visit eBay or search online to determine how much you can reasonably expect to sell your items.
- Put a price tag or sticker on each item. Place items where shoppers will notice them. If two or more families take part in the sale, assign each a unique ID code or different color sticker.
- Start saving shopping bags and cartons. Make it easy for customers to take their purchases with them. Have tissue or newspaper on hand to wrap glass, knickknacks, and other fragile items.
- Keep loose pieces together. Bundle or package sets, groups, or units so customers can easily see what they are getting. Put loose game pieces in a sealable plastic bag and place it inside the box.
- Keep "for sale" items and "not for sale" items separate.
- Display like items together. Keeping kitchen utensils, sporting goods, and tools together makes it easy for customers to find what they want.
- Hang clothing on a clothesline or rack for easy viewing.
- Be prepared for a change in the weather. Have sheets of plastic on hand to quickly cover everything.
- Offer refreshments for sale. Many shoppers welcome a cold drink, especially on warmer days. Ice down some sodas and bottled water the night before. Tell the kids the money they earn selling drinks is their reward for helping.
- Assign everyone in the family a job. Many hands make light work. Give everyone something to do for the day—cashier, clerk, or organizer. And have fun!