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April 19, 2017

It’s that time of the year again! Spring has sprung and everyone’s knocking down the cobwebs and clearing out the junk. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Diego, CA knows that your garage isn’t just for storing a car anymore. It often becomes a catch-all for the things that we need out of our way. Once the spring-cleaning fever hits, you’re going to want to get rid of the stuff that isn’t making the cut anymore. It’s garage sale time. Check out these tips for making yours successful.

Plan

During your spring cleaning process, think ahead to your garage sale. Don’t just chuck boxes out of your way and into a pile. Sort through everything with the following in mind:

  • Decide what to keep and what to get rid of
  • Create separate piles for items you want to keep, sell, donate, or trash
  • Inspect sellable items to see if they’re in working order, relatively clean, etc.
  • Go ahead and put price tags on as you go

Pick a date that you’ll host your garage sale. Consider inviting your neighbors to join in for a neighborhood-wide sale that will really attract some crowds.

You also need to check with local authorities. Does your property/home owners association have guidelines? Are there city or county ordinances you need to be aware of? Is there a limit before you have to pay sales taxes on your proceeds?

Promote

If no one knows about your yard sale, no one will show up. Posters are the obvious first choice. Make sure that you buy a fat marker and make the letters very thick so they are visible from the road. Include your address, date, and time.

Don’t forget about leveraging social media. Facebook is a powerful tool for spreading local information. Post in local group pages and ask your friends to share your posts. The Nextdoor app is also helpful for getting info into very targeted locations.

Execute

You’re organized. People know when and where to show up. Now it’s time to do this thing! Make sure you have plenty of small bills and coins on hand to make change. You also should have some bags or boxes on hand for those who buy a lot. Have tissue paper or newsprint available to wrap up your fragile items.

Set up your tables and racks early so you don’t miss those early yard sailors! Display everything neatly. Group similar items together and make sure your high-ticket items are the most visible and easily accessible. The more someone handles a product, the more likely they are to buy it.

Price your items reasonably. You’re not really out to make a fortune. You’re just looking for a bit of side money while clearing out your garage.

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