Now’s a Great Time for a Garage Sale

With the summer nearly over and the leaves starting to turn, you might think that it’s too late to have a #garage, #yard or #tag sale. But late summer and early fall are great times to weed though your old stuff and sell some of it.

First of all, the #weather is favorable – not too hot and not too cold. This is the time of year that people in cooler regions try to take advantage of the great outdoors before it’s too late, and people in hotter regions venture out of their air-conditioned living rooms.

Offer people something to do while they’re out enjoying the weather, and they will come. What’s more, you won’t have the competition you would for a big summer sale. More people are in town — not visiting relatives, at vacation rentals or at summer camps.

Furthermore, this is a fantastic time to go through your extra #stuff and #declutter. If you have children, you can take all of those outgrown school clothes and resell them. You can also get rid of any outdoor games or summer sporting goods that didn’t get used.

Offer a warm beverage such as coffee, cocoa or cider to entice passersby to your sale, Bob Vila suggests: “You might rope in some hesitant shoppers and maybe even meet a few new neighbors.”

Stage a #sale now, and you’ll make money to use during the #holidays. #Thanksgiving and #Christmas will be here before you know it, and you can put a dent in the cost of hosting and giving long before the twinkly lights go up.

If you have extra #holiday tchotchkes to sell, now is the time; you’ll be helping other households get a jump on the season, even as you increase your home’s usable storage and living space.

Observe and post any precautions against the #coronavirus you’ll ask patrons to take at your sale. You may wish to provide disposable masks and hand sanitizer to any browsers who didn’t come prepared.

Finally, be sure to schedule a ClothingDonations.org pickup for the days following your garage sale. You’ve decided to get rid of that stuff, and stuff that goes unsold that you continue to store inside your house or garage is still #clutter.

Fall is not only a beautiful season; it’s also a great time to get things done. Have a garage sale while you still can! You and your neighbors will be happy you did.

Donate Your Garage Sale’s Unsold Items

If you’re serious about #decluttering, don’t bring any items that didn’t sell back into your home. You had already made the decision to get rid of them, and your home is probably cleaner and more organized as a result. Contact ClothingDonations.org to schedule a free, contactless #donation #pickup and say goodbye to that extra #junk forever. “The point of a yard sale is usually to declutter and make some money, not to bring back in the very items you’ve already determined could be let go,” Huffpost says.

Group Like Items Together at Your Next Garage Sale

The best #garage, #yard and #tag sales price items clearly and display like items together — like in a retail store — so shoppers can find the items in which they are most interested. For instance, a clothing table should have separate, distinct stacks of men’s, women’s and children’s wear; another table would group small appliances; and another would hold tools. “Departments might include collectibles, tools, furniture, sporting goods, decor, linens, kitchen electronics, books, toys and framed photos,” Angi says.

Have Your First Post-Pandemic Garage Sale

Did you order and accumulate lot of extra #stuff during the COVID-19 shutdowns last year? Now that the pandemic is on the wane, you can finally have a #garage sale safely and make some money from that extra #junk. Sort through some your clothing, books and household goods and set aside whatever you don’t need that’s still in decent shape. Don’t overwhelm potential patrons with huge quantities of used clothing and books, Wholefully says; display and price only the best items in those categories and donate the rest.

Set Aside Garage Sale Items All Year Long

To sort out the stuff you’d like to sell at your #garage, yard or tag sale, designate a shelf, box or area where you can set aside saleable items you no longer want throughout the year. In this way, you can #declutter the rooms in your home in small, manageable steps, while planning to eventually recapture some of the money you spent. “When you’ve collected enough, it’s sale time,” HGTV says. Sort your items into categories, price them clearly and advertise your sale with signs and online classifieds.