Host a Yard Sale To Make Your Move Easier

Published on June 18th, 2014

Yard Sale

When was the last time you wore that old t-shirt hanging in your closet,or used the sofa that’s tucked away in your storage shed? Rather than moving rarely used items such as this into your new home, you should sell them at a yard sale.

Benefits of Hosting a Yard Sale Before Moving

Hosting a yard sale is a great way to get rid of clothes, furniture, electronics, artwork, decorative accessories, and other items that you no longer need or use – while putting some extra spending cash in your pockets. Depending on the amount of foot traffic your yard sale receives, and the products you are selling, you might come away with several hundred bucks.

By selling your unused items, you’ll have less stuff to move into your new home. Moving isn’t an easy task by any means. You must physically pick up and transport each and every item in your home, which can quickly tire out even the most physically fit individuals. People who are reluctant to let go of old, unused items will have a harder time moving due to the time and labor required to move all of their belongings.

What To Sell, What To Keep

The first step in hosting a yard sale is to decide exactly what you want to sell and what you want to keep. Letting go of items that you’ve owned for several years is easier said than done, but a good rule of thumb is to mark things that you no longer need, nor use, for sale. Go through your closet, attic, basement, garage, storage sheds, etc., and pull out any items that you wish to sell.

Host Your Yard Sale on The Weekend

Timing is critical to hosting a successful yard sale. Hosting it in the middle of the week will result in low traffic and ultimately low sales. So, when is the best time to host a yard sale? Generally, the weekends bring in the most amount of customers, so aim to host it on either Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday.


Place several signs around nearby busy streets and intersections announcing your yard sale. The more people who know about it, the more stuff you’ll sell. Be sure to include the street address, and set up multiple signs to guide customers to your house.

Pricing Your Items

Another tip that’s helpful to remember when hosting a yard sale is to price your items just slightly over what you’re willing to sell them for. Seasoned thrift shoppers will often attempt to negotiate lower prices on items; therefore, pricing them high will result in a fair deal for both you and the buyer.

Donate The Rest

Once your yard sale is over, call up one of the charity organizations in your area to see if they are willing to pick up the remaining unsold items. At the very least they will take the items off your hands.

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