As I’m getting ready to have my big moving out yard sale I’ve started to realize that oops, I didn’t organize how I stored anything. This is definitely not me, I’m a very organized person and somehow I didn’t think it through when I decided that obviously I can just put books and clothes in this box and worry about it later. NOPE.
The best thing you can do when you’re going to have a yard sale is organize. You will not know if you need ten tables or if you need thirty and let me tell you – there’s a big difference.
What I’ve been doing is as I find things to sell, I will price them, place them into a box marked #__ with what is in the box with “yard sale” written on the box so I know how many boxes of stuff that I have. It’s not the worst organization system, but it’s definitely not the best. I would definitely recommend sorting like items together. I am a female so I have a lot of clothes to sell which means I have boxes marked “small clothing” and “pants” and then I have a tote with the medium sized clothing so far. I have other boxes marked with DVDs, Craft Items, Jewelry and Lotions and the like.
Another thing to consider as you’re collecting items, is to consider having a section of your yard sale reserved for free items. Many of the things I have in boxes marked free stuff are old toys, magazines and information on planting or colleges that I think someone else would enjoy. Since my main goal is to declutter, a lot of the items I’ve put in there could go for 10-25 cents by I’m not honestly bothered by this because I’d rather just get rid of the stuff.
Consider what your main goal is – is to make money or to just get rid of things?
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