If after several years you have finally decided to declutter your house and garage and other storage spaces and get rid of all unwanted items and old junk then perhaps you should host a garage sale. This is a great opportunity to get rid of your old stuff, make some cash and be a responsible consumer. After all one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure. Here’s how to get organised.
What to sell
Start by cleaning out your house. Each family member must donate a minimum of ten items for the sale this could range from clothes, shoes, toys and even books and games to pots and pans and even cushions and furniture. Any item no matter how big or small, as long as it is in reasonably good condition and still works, can be sold. Ask friends and extended family to also donate items to your sale if you feel like you may not have enough. If an item is missing a part or is old and a bit dented then label it as such and if you are selling it then ensure that its price is marked down. For instance if you are selling a chess set missing a few pawns mention that and sell it cheap – someone may still want to buy it.
Set up your sale
Start printing some flyers giving the location and time of the sale and pin them up at some local stores or hand them out on an evening walk. Ask friends and family to spread the word and perhaps create an e-flyer. Once the advertising has been taken care of, start setting up for the sale. While it is a garage sale you do not actually have to have it in your garage, although if you are, then make sure to open your roller doors for easy access. Visit this link http://www.kellygaragedoors.com.au/garage-doors-werribee/ for more details on roller doors in Werribee.
You will also want to block off entrance to your house and if there are items that you do not want to sell or plan to donate directly to a charity then store them in your garage and keep your roller doors closed. Set up tables on which to arrange your items and make sure that each item is price marked. If you are unwilling to negotiate on the price then state that on your flyers and set up large signs that say no negotiations on price on each table.
It is highly unlikely that you will sell every item that is on sale. So have a contingency plan. Either sell all the leftover items at a super low price or take them to a recycling plant. Do not simply take them back inside or throw them in the bin – be responsible!