We are constantly bringing things home. With time, there is clutter all around. The quick fix is usually dumping things in the garage. However, with time, the heaps grow and they will need to be handled. Before you know it, your car is kicked out of the garage and there is hardly enough room to squeeze through the door. One way to clean out your garage profitably is to hold a garage sale. Taking a few factors into consideration will make your summer sale successful.
When is the best time to host a garage sale?
You want to hold a sale when people are out and about. This cancels out late fall and winter when people are staying indoors to stay warm and makes spring and summer ideal as people are out and about. Check the weather forecast. If it is going to be windy, chilly and dusty in Amarillo, postpone your garage sale. Wait for a warm, bright weekend when everyone will want to be outdoors.
What should I sell at a garage sale?
You may know that you want to sell items that are no longer wanted or needed in your home but which items are these exactly? You need to go through every room in the house and gather such items. Ask older children to go through their closets and put unwanted items in a box. Do the same in your room and common areas like the living room, kitchen and the rooms of younger children. You also need to sort out the items that have been piled in the garage.
You then need to go through everything and sort out what is broken or worn out and is to be discarded, what you want to sell and want you to donate or hand down. You can then get to setting up the sale.
How do you set up a garage sale?
Once you know what you will be selling, you will need to put a price on each item. Try and be as fair as possible. You don't want to sell expensive items at a throw-away price but you have to keep in mind that the items are used. For larger and more costly items, take into consideration the price you put down it for and factor in the condition of the item and how long you have had it and used it.
With more common items, keep prices as low as possible. Better to get a few bucks for all the items or almost all of them and complete the garage sale fast rather than hold out for higher prices and run it for so long. Also, be open to people bargaining and be as open as possible but remain firm on what you believe is a fair price.
Label the prices clearly. Use luminous stickers to write the price with a dark marker since the writing will be legible and the sticker easy to take off. Price tags that you wrap around the sale items with a string are another option.
How much room do you have in the garage?
Everything is set but what is the garage like? Before you put the sign outside your garage door, you want to ensure the garage looks presentable. What is the state of your garage door, walls and ceiling? Chipped paint, patches of dampness on the ceiling, cracks running down the walls and other signs of wear are not attractive.
Amarillo garage door company Willow Creek Overhead Door will undertake all minor and major repairs to your garage door and inside. You want to make sure your garage is clean and clear for the garage sale, and Willow Creek Overhead Door can help you do just that. Contact owner Tony Hall today for a free estimate.