Before it gets too cold to have a yard sale, it’s time to try to downsize and get rid of things that you don’t need around your home. Start inside the home where there may be books, cds, dvds, toys, clothes, or game consoles among other items that someone else needs or wants. Consider getting rid of old furniture and appliances that are either not used much any more or can be in great shape if someone knows how to fix them. Go through each room in the home to determine what you simply don’t need anymore. Put them aside and continue towards the yard.
There must be a number of things that you can sell from the backyard. Maybe there’s an old lawnmower that you don’t use anymore or one that runs fine but you would rather hire someone to do the mowing so you don’t need the machine. Old bicycles may be laying around or maybe you have some planters or a patio set that you no longer want. These are all great items to start gathering for a yard sale. This will reduce the amount of clutter around your backyard while creating more space to enjoy the outdoors once summer rolls back around.
Determine the value of each item. Never over price these items because you simply want to get rid of them to help save you space. If you don’t sell them, you will have to find a place to keep them or make a trip to a donation drop-off location. Keep everything low in price and place prices on blue painter’s tape or stickers so that it’s visible when people are browsing.
Present your yard sale with the nicest items towards the front to invite visitors to come take a look. Or present smaller items towards the front and larger items in the back.
Think about all of the items you will be getting rid of and how much space you will have available. Take the time to organize a yard sale before it get too cold outside and before the holidays bring guests and gifts into your home. There’s nothing like being free of old stuff that brings clutter to the home and enjoying the space around you.