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Garage Sale Tips: Downsizing Before Your Move

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Want an easy way to make your home relocation that much easier?

Get rid of some of your stuff!

It seems that everywhere you look, people are touting a simplified lifestyle. Minimalism is all the rage and sleek, modern design concepts are all around. Minimalist websites, furniture, and more are all very much in vogue.

Is this just a trend? Perhaps, but downsizing is a notion that certainly makes sense, particularly when you’re preparing to move your belongings and family to a new residence. Read our suggestions below for how to hold a successful garage sale that will free you of old appliances, excess trinkets, and cumbersome junk.

Why Have a Garage Sale?

The most straightforward reason for holding a garage sale before your big move is to lighten your load. At Lynns, we hear a vast majority of customers say that they can’t believe how much stuff they own. Many also report that the process could have been faster and easier if they’d had less to sort and pack. To make organisation a breeze, start getting rid of some of the things you no longer need.

You can definitely donate some items to charity shops such as your local Salvos, but hosting a garage sale first gives you the opportunity to make some much needed cash. (What you fail to sell, you can then donate. Win win!)

Choosing What to Get Rid Of

So you’ve decided to hold a garage sale and purge some of your belongings and furniture. That’s the easy part. The hard part is deciding what will stay and what will go. You may find that it’s especially challenging to convince children to part with beloved toys and other items. An incentive for them will be to keep the money they earn during the sale and to help you make creative and attractive advertising posters to hang around your neighbourhood. Children can also sell lemonade or other refreshments to shoppers, encouraging them to have more fun with the yard sale concept.

When sorting through items, the larger the item you choose to toss, the better. These bulky objects such as excess furniture will be a pain to transport. Of course, your expert South Coast removalist Lynns can help if you really want to keep everything, but it is simpler for you to move with fewer things. And let’s face it, everyone wants a home removal to be as swift and painless as possible! Another rule to stick by for downsizing is to get rid of anything you haven’t used in more than 6 months (unless it has genuine sentimental value).

Get Friends and Family There

Tell all of your neighbours, friends, and family about the sale. Enlist your kids’ help and design bright, bold posters to hang on your street or even in nearby shops. This gives you the best chance that you’ll have a large group of potential buyers in attendance. You may also wish to advertise in a local newspaper or periodical. In this day and age, consider even making an invitation on a social media site like Facebook. This can let even more people know about your garage sale and let you know if they will attend.

During the Sale

As you arrange things on your driveway and lawn, try and present them in an appealing and easy to navigate manner. Shoppers would rather look at items displayed neatly and clearly on a shelf than dig through bottomless boxes. Organise your items by category and spread things out to allow guests plenty of room to move around as they browse.

Labelling prices on your items is ideal. This way, shoppers don’t have to ask you personally regarding the cost of each piece. Be prepared to haggle a bit with your customers. After all, the goal is to get rid of items. It’s better to sell an item for a few pennies than lug it with you to your new home!

After the Sale: Time to Move

We want to make your move easy! Lynns Removals strives to make your move pleasant and stress-free, whether you’re moving across Australia, out of NSW, or just down the street. Get in touch with us today to start planning your home removal or to arrange storage.

20 Aug, 15

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