4 Tips for Lucrative Pre-Move Garage Sale

May 26, 2020

One of the best things you can do before moving in Arizona is to have a garage sale. This is your chance to purge tons of extra items you don’t need which will lighten the load for your move (and possibly save you money with your movers). It’s always good to purge your house every few years as we all tend to accumulate things we don’t need. A garage sale enables you to make some extra money while also cleaning out your home. A true win-win! Here are our top 4 tips for ensuring your garage sale is successful:

Try to involve the neighborhood

There is power in numbers! That’s why neighborhood garage sales get far more traffic and interest than single home garage sales. Plus, you get the benefit of all your neighbors spreading the word to their network and pitching in to help. Make up flyers to give your neighbors asking if they’d like to participate, what the date will be, etc. Then go door-to-door asking everyone to participate. You can also do this via a group email if you have their addresses or even a shared community Facebook group. Whatever way you can communicate easily with your neighbors will work. Be sure to share this article so they have info on how to spread the word.

Spread the word everywhere

Leave no stone unturned when it comes to advertising your garage sale. Post it on Facebook garage sale and community boards, put a classified ad in a local paper, post an ad on Craigslist multiple times, put up flyers around your neighborhood as well as nearby Starbucks, grocery stores and other community bulletin boards. And, of course, ask your friends and family to spread the word as well! It helps to mention high-value items in your flyers such as antiques, high-end furniture, kids items and other things that people want most.

Time it right

Believe it or not, one of the best days to have a garage sale in Arizona is on an early Friday morning followed closely by Saturday and Sunday mornings. And do it super early – especially in summer months – to attract the most people. Think about a 5am start and you’ll get those die-hard garage salers heading your way. And, according to financial expert Dave Ramsey, scheduling your garage sale for the first weekend of the month means your buyers will have more cash to spend from their paychecks! Pretty savvy advice.

Be prepared

Of course you want to be as prepared as possible on garage sale day. We love this garage sale kit on Amazon. It gives you pricetags, signs and everything else you’ll need on sale day. The day before your garage sale, go to the bank and get singles, fives and tens so you can easily make change. Of course price all your items clearly as well. You may even want to schedule a pickup for the day after your sale for anything that doesn’t sell – this way you don’t have to drag it all back inside. Good Will, Save the Family and other charitable organizations will often come right to your home to pick up your donations as long as you schedule in advance.

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