You open your garage, throw some signs up, and wait for people to come and give you money for your stuff. Like most things in life, though, if you put a little effort into your garage sale, you will get rid of your items quicker and make more money.
If you’re going to go through the trouble of having a garage sale, you might as well do the necessary things to ensure it’s a success. With a few tricks, you can go above and beyond an average garage sale and make it one to remember!
If you’re super busy, it’s probably not the best time to have a garage sale. If decluttering is on your list of things to do, but you don’t have a lot of time, it’s probably best to donate your items to a thrift store.
If you don’t want to deal with shipping, you can list your items on Facebook Marketplace. There are other places to list your items locally like Craigslist, OfferUp, and Letgo, but Facebook Marketplace should be the only one you need.
So, if you’ve got the time and have a ton of things to get rid of, a garage sale is your best bet! I’d say a reasonable amount of time to expect to spend on your garage sale is 20-40 hours if you’re having a two-day sale.
One last thing to consider is if you’re allowed to have garage sales at your house. Some homeowners associations don’t allow individuals to have garage sales at any time and instead have dates for neighborhood sales.