Yard sales are a great way to earn extra money while de-cluttering your home and garage before a move. The more clutter you get rid of, the less you have to pack! And even better, the less you have to unpack when you get to your new home. In the Midwest, especially Ohio, garage sales are very popular. Besides some big annual garage sales hosted by Short North Alliance, many small personal garage sales often pop up by the end of each season. For the sellers, it is beneficial for them to sell things out when they are going to move. Thus there won’t be too many things to be packed before leaving. At the same time, the used furniture and other items can be re-used by the people who decide to buy them which is pretty green. For the buyers, they will save a lot of money on shopping while also helping sellers out at the same time.
E.E. Ward, one of the most well-known and experienced local companies in Columbus, would like to suggest 4 tips below for sellers to host a successful moving garage sale:
1. Team up: Ask your neighbors or friends if they want to join you and bring their items to sell. Bigger sales draw more potential customers.
2. Advertise: Put out signs and flyers if allowed in your area. Run an ad in your local paper, or on a free website like Craigslist. Give the date, time, and location.
3. Organize and tag: People will be more likely to buy if your items are pulled out, organized and priced, rather than piled up or in boxes.
4. Negotiate: Determine what the lowest prices you are willing to let your items go for and be ready to negotiate.People love a good bargain.
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