There are many reasons as to why you should consider a garage sale. When you are living in California and there is a lot of clutter in your home or there are things that you no longer need, a garage sale can generate income as well as help you get rid of everything. There are some guidelines that you should follow.
Market the Sale
You need to make sure that you are marketing the sale so that people know where the garage sale is and when. Invite family and friends, create road signage, and spread the word across the Internet.
Clear Out Your Clutter
Anything that you don’t want needs to be part of the garage sale. Go room by room, making sure that you work everything that is going to go out. Be realistic about what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of.
Price it Right
Remember, you aren’t going to get full price for anything that you put out at a garage sale. Everything should be marked down at least a third of the original price – if not lower. You may want to let people know that you are willing to take a lower price. Don’t be afraid to negotiate.
Keep it Out
Once you have everything out for sale, don’t bring it back in the house. Make arrangements to take a trip down to Salvation Army or somewhere else in order to drop everything that doesn’t sell. This way, you can get a tax write off and remove the clutter out of your home at the same time.
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