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Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Moving can be a very stressful experience. Packing and carrying all your stuff from your old house to your new home can take a lot of time and money. That’s why a garage sale can be a very good option when you have to move. A successful garage sale will not only help you get some money you could use on your new place, but it will also help you get rid of lots of things you don’t need, and make an inventory of all the other things you want to take with you.

Whether it’s in your actual garage or in your yard, selling some of your useless things will make your moving process a lot easier. So, here are some tips that will help you organize a successful garage sale.

  • Make an inventory of all the things you have, throw away those that are broken, and separate those that you want to sell. During this process, we recommend you to classify all your stuff for a more organized sale. For example, have boxes labeled as: toys, clothes, kitchen, decors, etc.
  • Plan your garage sale ahead. Remember to ask authorities for the needed permits and set a date. Try to plan it on a weekend, so people have time to come by.
  • Have all your stuff priced and labeled for your clients to feel more comfortable when attending the garage sale. It can be very annoying to ask for the price of every item. If you don’t know how to price your things, we recommend you to visit websites that sell used items for guidance.
  • Ask for help! A garage sale means a lot of work. If you have young kids, you can ask them for some help, they’ll probably want to be involved anyways. You can also ask your neighbors or friends to help you move the heavier furniture and expose them to the public.
  • Spread the word! The only way to sell everything is by having a lot of people coming to your garage sale. It’s very unrealistic for one single person to buy everything. So, what you need to do is to advertise your garage sale. You can do it by posting on social media or placing ads near your home. Don’t forget to specify date, time, and place.

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Stress-free Moving for Small Kids

SureWayMovingIn America it’s a very common thing to move from one home to another and, most of the times, families even have to leave the state they live in. The reasons are many; work is the most common one. If you’re a single person, moving could be not as traumatic as when having little kids at home. Kids are a very important aspect to take into consideration when moving. We have to think of their education, recreational areas, and their happiness. So, moving with kids can also bring an extra pinch of stress to our lives.

Here are some tips on how to have a stress-free move when you have small kids at home:

  • Tell your kids what to expect: Explain to them what “moving” implies, you can help yourself reading them some age-appropriate books.
  • Let them help you pack: Kids are all about copying their parents, if they see you packing they’ll want to help you: Give them some chores around the house, like packing their most important toys.
  • Have a goodbye party: Give your kids the opportunity to say goodbye to the people that meant the most for them in their old hometown.
  • Don’t rush: Give yourself time to plan the whole moving process. Avoid feeling stress about moving, kids can sense their parents’ feelings.
  • Pack a special bag: Especially when traveling a long distance from your old home to your new one, you’ll want your kid to be entertained. Make a special bag with toys and some snacks that will make them feel less bored.
  • Keep family routines: Obviously, some things will change in your new home, but keep the most important ones with your kids to make them feel like home since day 1.

Have a stress-free move yourself and help your kids have one too! Make the whole moving process as exciting as it can be, you’ll notice how quick your kids will adapt to their new home!

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