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6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Moving Sale

Moving sale with a multi-generational family shopping and smiling. Are you preparing to move and looking for solutions to cut expenses? One viable option is to organize a moving sale! This could be an excellent opportunity to clear space in your home while also earning some extra cash. However, how can you ensure the success of your relocation sale? If you follow these guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to holding an easy and successful moving sale.

Plan for your moving sale

Give sufficient time for the preparation and implementation of your relocation sale. If you rent your home, informing your landlord in advance will ensure that they are on board with the event and can arrange for the necessary permissions. If you want to reach more people with your sale, always ask others to join in. More is better, right?

Spread the word and advertise

You need to advertise your moving sale if you want it to be successful. Make sure everyone in your area is aware of your moving sale by advertising it on social media, distributing flyers, or creating online ads on classifieds sites like Craigslist. On the day of the sale, put up signs with directions to help customers find your place. Use brightly colored poster boards, if possible, to improve visibility.

Have a variety of fair-priced items

Spend some time before the sale to research what comparable products are selling for, and then decide on prices for your stuff. If you misprice your items for your moving sale, you risk fewer sales than expected. You want to ensure that you receive a fair price and what you have to sell. Make sure you’re offering more than just books and clothes at your sale if you want to attract more people. Generally, people are more likely to visit your place if you have more items available.

Prepare Your Space

Visitors will want to be able to move around your space freely while they’re checking your items. In addition, having enough tables or racks on hand might help you showcase your items appropriately. To increase visibility, try putting everything near a sidewalk, at the end of your driveway, or in your yard. Even though having your sale inside a garage might seem inviting, if customers cannot view the items for sale, they may not even stop to look around.

Accept Multiple Forms of Payment

Make sure you are ready to accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, credit cards, and even online payments like Venmo. Because you’ll need some money and especially smaller bills, it’s a good idea to visit the bank before the day of your sale.

Clean Up Afterward

Prepare a strategy for getting rid of any unsold items once the sale ends. If you don’t want to keep the items, pack them and bring them to a charity center. You might even be able to make space for large items to be hauled up. In that case, plan the pick-up as far in advance as possible. Immediately wrap the remaining items you plan to keep or sell online to protect them from damage. When the sale is over, take down any signs and flyers you may have posted.


Following these recommendations can increase the likelihood of a successful moving sale!

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