I love getting around and garage saling on a Saturday. And I get annoyed at how pricey people make things.
To me the point of a garage sale is to get rid of things you no longer want., and to do so cheaply. Anything over $20 can be sold on eBay and you don’t have to get up before the sun to sell this stuff.
A successful garage sale requires the basics: an ad in the paper with a contact number, sign out the front of your house (I don’t put signs elsewhere as its illegal), and an easy to browse layout.
Some will say that you should put prices on things – I gave up on this a while ago as it became time consuming. This was meant to be easy money.
Every time I have done this I have made over $200 in 5 hours, and that’s without big furniture etc…. If its furniture you don’t really care about, sell it for cheap at your sale, but you can usually get over $30 or $40 for a small piece on eBay. It all depends on your attachment to money/value/the actual piece.
You will be surprised at what you can find in your house to sell. What about the clothes in your wardrobe you haven’t worn in years? $2 each for a singlet, sell 5 and that’s an easy tenner you’ve just made.
The key to a good sale is the fact that you let go of any personal connection to the things you sell. If you don’t, you will fight yourself over things to get rid of, and if you sell it, you’ll regret it.
Detach yourself from everything, and it becomes easy to do. Make a days wage in half the time, just by sitting on your behind reading a book… better still, you’ve de-cluttered your home which will make you feel even better than before.