9 tips for a successful moving sale

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A moving sale can be a great way to get rid of what you don’t want to take with you to your new home, while also making some extra cash. Here’s how you can get the most out of your moving sale:

Don’t be so quick to throw things away

Even if you have some items that have seen better days, include them in your moving sale. If you price them low enough, you’d be surprised at how many extra things you might be able to sell that you were about to just toss in the trash. For example, a shopper might see potential in a broken piece of furniture if the price is right.

Advertise your sale

Do what you can to spread the word of your moving sale to attract as many potential customers as possible. Post signs around your neighborhood and town, tell your friends and family, and also post ads online. You might also want to consider taking out an ad in your local newspaper.

Keep everything organized

Make sure that everything is organized accordingly; you might want to keep things organized by which room they’d be stored in in the home. If the items in your moving sale are displayed haphazardly, people might miss certain things that they would’ve been interested in, or they might be turned off altogether by the clutter.

Price things accordingly

Don’t price items too high with the thought that people will try to haggle. The idea is to get rid of as much stuff as possible before your big move, so make sure you clearly display prices for all items on visible price tags, and make sure that the prices are reasonable. At the same time, you don’t want to underprice your items. Check websites like eBay to see what similar items in used condition are going for, and use that as a guide for your own pricing. You’ll also want to be open-minded to negotiations, especially for the items that you’re desperate to part with before your move.

Don’t forget the little things

Make everyone’s shopping experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Offer shopping bags or baskets, and have tissues and other wrapping materials on hand for fragile and delicate items. You might also want to consider serving light refreshments, even if it’s just bottled water. The little things are always appreciated, and you’ll want shoppers to stick around, so that they’ll hopefully buy some of your things.

 

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