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.
Either for a change of lifestyle, the need for a different environment, the fact that your family grew, or simply a craving, most house owners have thought of a new and different home. So, when it comes to taking property decisions, we need to know which are our options. The first question that will probably pop into your mind will be: “Should I remodel or move?”
Since we know this is a recurrent thought in Florida, we’re here to help you make the best choice. So, here are the right questions you need to ask yourself before making the right decision:
- What’s the deal with the real estate market in your area by the time you plan to sell? We recommend you to get help from a professional realtor that can help you decide whether it’s a good time to sell or if it’s better to hold on for some time and just move things around at home.
- What is your budget? Sometimes (depending on what you wish to remodel), remodeling can be a lot cheaper than moving. However, you should think if by remodeling, your home will revalue. If it doesn’t, then think again about which investment is better for your pocket.
- Is it a matter of lack of space? If your family has grown and your home isn’t big enough, then remodeling likely won’t solve the issue. If this is the case, then considering a new and bigger space might be the best option.
- How much time do you have? Moving is not an easy task, but it seems like it can be quicker than remodeling. If you hire a moving company like Sureway Moving, we will have your stuff moved in one or two days. However, remodeling can take a lot more. A complete kitchen remodeling might take up to 6-8 weeks; a bathroom, an average of 4-6 weeks; and a room, about 5 weeks.
- Are you in love with your neighborhood? Neighbors, location, your kids’ education, friends: they are all important factors that might change when you move. If you’re too in love with the area you live in and the only property options are too far away, then you should think twice before moving. If your moving options are nearby or in another area that you also love, then moving doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.