If you’re like me, you love the thrill of a yard sale! And no, I’m not talking about buying someone else’s junk at a yard sale, I’m talking about selling your own junk. There’s nothing like the feeling of getting rid of your unused stuff and getting cash in return. Sweeeeet! There are tons of reasons to throw in the towel on your clutter but here are MY top reasons for having a yard sale:
Why have a yard sale?
- It helps you get rid of clutter
- It helps you make extra money
- It can be a social event
- It helps your kids learn to be entrepreneurial
Here are some of my personal tips for having a great yard sale.
Clean and de-clutter
Put some elbow grease into cleaning out your garage, your basement, your closets, and your attic in preparation for your yard sale. Get rid of anything you haven’t used in the last two years and don’t hold back! Just because you can’t imagine anyone wanting your junk doesn’t mean there isn’t someone who does. What have you got to lose by putting it up for sale? Budget plenty of time for the de-clutter step.