Spring Cleaning

Alternatives to a Traditional Garage Sale

Do you have stuff in your home that you need to sell? Perhaps you have some suits or dresses that no longer fit, an older living room set that you've just had replaced, or a vinyl record collection you've been hanging onto for years.

If a traditional garage sale is not an option for you, there are other ways to sell those items.

For example, you could rent a stall for the weekend at a local flea market. This is relatively inexpensive and can be a fun activity for the whole family.

Another option is to advertise in your local community newspaper.  

Advertising rates in local publications are often much lower than in major newspapers.

You can also advertise on the internet. There are several popular sites, such as Craigslist.com and eBayClassifieds.com (Kijiji.com in Canada) where you can advertise for free.  If you're a fan of social media, there are always lots of community Buy and Sell groups on sites such as Facebook - simply search for Buy or Sell in your particular area.   Calgary has some for north, south, etc. and our surrounding areas (Airdrie, Chestermere, Strathmore, Okotoks, etc.) also host them.   You can buy and sell locally which sometimes makes the event less tedious.  

Remember, whether you buy or sell, purging and cleaning in the Spring can be a great way to give your home a more pleasant, fresh place for Spring!