There’s more than one way to declutter. Sometimes you need some financial motivation. But since no one is likely to pay you to declutter your own house, a garage sale is often the next best thing! You owe it to yourself to find ways to get rid of the items in your home that are taking up space, in order to be a better steward of your household as a whole, to promote safety, peace of mind and organization. A yard sale is an often over looked way of doing this!
Still not convinced? Well, keep reading!
Benefit #1: You get to get rid of your belongings in one fell swoop
When it comes to making the most out of your decluttering efforts, a yard sale is great because you can get rid of a lot of items in one day or weekend. By laying everything out and focusing clearing your “inventory”, you will have the opportunity to unload things that you no longer need.
Benefit #2: You will be of service to others
Another great benefit of a yard sale is that you will be able to give other people the opportunity to find great deals. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It frees you up space in your home, while allowing you the opportunity to declutter. Many people want to buy “new” items but are on a budget, and a yard sales provide the boost that they need.
Benefit #3: You will bring in some extra cash for your troubles
Don’t lose sight of the fact that selling items allows you the opportunity to make some extra money. Whether you want to take care of some debt or plan for a vacation, this is a wonderful way to bring in cash that you can use to the best of your ability. Plan things out accordingly so that they are priced to move fast, while also bringing in some money that can help you with whatever you need it for.
I highly recommend putting your kiddos to work at your garage sale. My son had a great haggling on price for things he didn’t want any more!