There can be a lot of steps in the process of relocating to another state or even moving locally. Packing up can take weeks, cleaning the home before the final move, creating a budget, buying supplies, hiring a moving company, and actually finding a new house to live in. Maybe the first thing you want to do before anything else is to prepare for a moving sale. If you are moving long distance and don’t want to bring all of the clutter and items that have accumulated over time, consider purging some of your belongings with a moving sale.
Organizing a moving sale will help clear out older and unused items of your home and this has several benefits, including saving you money because the moving company will have less to pack up and move. It will also give you some additional cash. At RE Movers, we are here as a resource for all of your packing and moving needs. We want to provide you with some tips on organizing a moving sale to help with the process.
Pick a date that is several weeks before your move. This will give you a chance to clean up after and still have time to pack what is remaining. Weekends are typically the best days for yard sales or moving sales. Consider a multi-day sale, which includes Friday evening and Saturday morning as well to give people the biggest chance to see that you are giving a sale. Many moving sale lovers get out first thing in the morning, so be prepared for being busy during the early hours of the day.
Don’t get crazy with this, unless you have a large number of items to sell. A good method is posting signs at busy corners around the neighborhood, posting flyers at local grocery stores, or possibly posting the sale to a local moving sale website. When posting online or local flyers, list out some of the items, such as furniture and electronics.
Take a trip or two to local resale shops to see how they price certain items. Try to find a good balance between too high and too low. It can be tempting to price more sentimental pieces higher than they are actually worth. Purchase a few packs of brightly colored stickers to clearly label prices on each item. If display tables are not for sale, be sure to label that as well.
Try to keep like items in a similar area. Clothes should be hanging and displayed nicely. Put down tarps over the lawn to keep shoes and furniture pieces clean and dry. Kitchen items, tools, sporting goods, decor, or books, should all be in their own space.
If you don’t have a variety of bills on hand, make a trip to the bank to ensure that you have enough cash on hand to make change. Be sure to have more smaller bills than any other denomination.
It can often be difficult for customers to take home with them what they are purchasing, especially with larger items like workout stations, furniture, or bikes. If a customer needs to come back with a larger vehicle, or more cash, have a system in place for putting aside items that are being held or have already been paid for.
After a day or two of neighbors picking over what is left, just call it a day and donate what is remaining. You might want to squeeze every last dime, but don’t end up using up more time and energy waiting for those last sales.
Moving sales can bring in some extra cash, save you money on hiring a local moving company, help declutter your life, and also help when you are unpacking in your new home. Moving sales can be time-consuming to set up, but it’s well worth the effort. If you’re planning on a local or long distance move, plan on hiring a trustworthy and reliable moving service. Professional movers is another way to make the relocation process easier and stress-free. Contact our moving service RE Movers AZ today! We also offer storage units!