It’s the spring and the weather is slowly getting warmer. I’m kind of the atypical guy when it comes to being clean. Generally, I like to keep the house clean, and I am a minimalist when it comes to stuff in the house. I don’t like hoarding things. So, my wife and I will go through little cleaning binges every six months or so we start selling stuff to get it out of the house.
Lately, we’ve been utilizing Craigslist for those odd piece of furniture that you have no place for in your current living situation. After two years of marriage, we moved to a different city, and we didn’t want to pay a ton of money in moving costs, so we decided to sell as much furniture as we could and buy new furniture when we moved to Jacksonville. What we noticed was that when people came over to look at the items we listed on Craigslist, they saw that we were moving and asked about other items they liked that we had not put up for sale on Craigslist. We ended up selling stuff that we never even listed on Craigslist.
So, my thought for those of you looking to have a garage sale this spring is to pick out a few bigger, attractive items that you want to sell. List them on Craigslist for sale, and when they come over to look at it, have everything else set out in the yard or garage that you want to sell. You’ll attract more quality traffic to your yard sale and you’ll have people coming by all weekend rather than just a few hours.
Use the extra cash to fund your retirement account, save for vacation this summer, or open a 529 college savings plan for your child.