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Ten Tips for a Great Garage Sale May 13, 2009

Posted by 2bdebtfree in Financial Debt Budget.
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Now is the perfect time to start thinking of having a Garage Sale. Going through your stuff and selling everything that you don’t need or use is a great way to get started and make some extra money for you debt reduction plan. A Garage Sale will be like getting a just start in a race.I ‘ve 3 great reasons to have a garage sale.

1. It cleans out your drawers and closets.

2. It costs very little to have a garage sale.

3. You could make a extra $300 – $500 easily to pay down a chunk of debt.

Now is the time with the nice weather to take a weekend and get it done. It helps to get more than one family together and have more stuff for people to stop and look at. If you have very little stuff you won’t have as many visitors. Here are some nice tips to make your garage sale a success .

Top Ten Tips for having a Garage Sale

1. Pick a date. Not a holiday weekend unless your whole town has one on that weekend.

2. Ask others if they want to be in your garage sale with you. The More the merrier.

3. Go through every room including the basement and attic to find everything you are not using and can sell.

4. Organize your stuff according to cattagories. Don’t just put the stuffed bear next to the meat grinder. That just looks bad.

5. Clean it. Yes it’s work, but if you really want to sell it, it will sell faster if you have all the dust off of it. Think about it. Would you buy a dirty George Forman Grill?

6. Price It. If you mark, buyers will feel more comfortable about buying something. Some people wont ask what you would sell an item for and they will just leave. Put Your initials on your stickers if you have a multi-family garage sale. Save all of the stickers off the sold goods. That way you can add up what everyone gets in the end.

7. Advertise. In your local paper, at your church, laundrymat and  with signs from all major roads to your house. If they don’t know your having a sale, they won’t come. Tell everyone.

8. Make sure you have plenty of news paper to wrap glass with, bags to put stuff in for the customer to take and lots of change, $1’s, $5’s and $10’s.

9. If you are selling anything that has a plug in make sure to have an extension cord to show that the stuff works.

10. Have fun selling!