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4 Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

American Movers is one of the top moving companies in New Jersey. We can help you move locally, nationwide or internationally. But before you move, there is no better time to have a garage sale! It’s a perfect way to downsize and make a little extra cash to invest in moving expenses.

Organize Your Items

As you pack up what you want, sort the items for your garage sale into categorized boxes and bins—toys, baby clothing, books, kitchen items, etc. This will make it easier to organize your garage sale tables the day of, helping to boost your sales.

Utilize the Internet

You still need to post garage sale signs in your neighborhood but don’t forget to head online and post your sale on Craigslist and local Facebook classifieds groups too. Be sure to cover the primary categories of sales items and take photos of in-demand items like furniture, sporting goods, and electronics.

Price Everything 

Everyone knows that garage sale prices are negotiable, but you still want to put a price on everything. Stick to round and easy numbers with most of what you must sell between $1 and $5. Be sure to have plenty of cash on hand so that you can make change—lots of small bills too.

Invite the Neighbors

Garage sales are a lot more work than meets the eye so make things easier on yourself by asking a neighbor or two if they want to join in. This means you can split up pricing, making and posting signs, taking down signs, and, most importantly, it will ensure there is more than one set of eyes to watch over things.

Have more than a carload or two leftover after your garage sale? Moving companies in New Jersey aren’t just here to help you move whole households. We can also drop off what doesn’t sell at a local non-profit. Contact us today to learn more.