Tuesday, September 27, 2005

How to Hold a Profitable Garage Sale

Holding a garage sale is the best way to clean up your house on stuff that you are not going to use - best of all you can convert those stuff to some considerable money. If you want to sell your items as profitable as possible, eHow has some great tips.

A few of the ideas include:
-- Schedule your garage sale far enough in advance so that you can place a classified ad. Hold your sale on a nonholiday weekend unless you live in a resort town with lots of vacationers. Check the long-range forecast for good weather.

-- Dig through your garage, attic, basement and house for stuff to sell. Include everything you want to get rid of--one person's junk is another's treasure.

-- Spread the word among friends and family. The more you have to sell, the larger the crowd you can draw. Offer to sell their stuff for a 20 percent commission.

-- Scrub, wash, polish, dust and launder anything you plan to sell. If an item needs a simple repair that could greatly improve the price, fix it.

-- Round up volunteers if you expect large crowds. Friends and family may be willing to help for a free meal, the chance to sell their own junk, or just the fun of it.

Read the full list here.


Thx: Lifehack.org

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