Read Related: New and Easy Ways to Make Extra MoneyThroughout the year I store the things I’ll want to sell at my next garage sale in a large plastic bin as I come across them. For example, let’s say a party guest brings me flowers. Once the flowers are wilted, I’ll clean the florist’s glass vase, slap a $1 price sticker on it and put it in the bin. If I’m not completely sure I want to sell it, I’ll put it in the bin without a price and give it one more think before the sale. All that’s left for me to do is to loosely organize everything into broad categories such as books, house wares, clothing, and accessories.
Start gathering things you want to sell…NOW! As Louis Pasteur once said, “Chance favors the prepared mind.” The same principle holds true for garage sales! Everyone knows the biggest hassle about a garage sale is collecting all the things you want to sell together in one place, then cleaning each item (more on this later) and deciding how to price things. That’s why I recommend dedicating a box, bin, closet or corner of your garage (or home) as your “garage sale repository.”