How many things are in your home? We’re talking everything from coffee tables to thumbtacks. It’d likely take you days to count, so we’ll simplify things for you: The average American has more than 300,000 items in their home. That’s a lot of stuff.
Moving is an opportunity for new adventures and memories, but it also presents a unique chance. You can declutter your home before you move, which will save you time and money since you’ll have less stuff to transport. Additionally, you’ll get to reap the benefits of a more minimalist lifestyle and have some pocket change to help you as you move.
Once you’ve decided which items you’re willing to part with, all that’s left is hosting a yard sale to get rid of your things! Read on to find out how to throw a successful sale.
Spread The Word
Use social media and paper flyers to let your community and neighbors know about your yard sale. Will you have a physical sale or list things on an online site like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace? Regardless, you’ll want to get people talking about your sale, so start advertising a week or two in advance.
Set Your Prices
You shouldn’t expect to make a ton of money from a yard sale. Unless you have a lot of things in pristine condition or hard-to-find collectibles, it’s much more likely that you will be selling items at prices dramatically below retail value. Decide whether you’re open to offers before you start the sale.
Make An After-Sale Plan
What will you do with the things that don’t sell? You could bring them with you, but that defeats the point of making your move easier. Instead, you can donate your old items to a charity or gift them to family members who may appreciate them.
Tucson Moving Service is Ready to Help You Move
Once you’ve gotten rid of all of your extra things with your stellar yard sale, you’re ready for the move. It’s time to hire professionals who can help make your move as smooth as possible. If you’re in Tucson or the surrounding area, reach out to our team at Tucson Moving Service at 520-468-8956 or click here to contact us. We have a team of professionals ready to help you move across the country.