Are you bravely entering the garage sale world? Good for you! We had a huge one when we moved from a four-bedroom farmhouse into a small bungalow. Oh, the stuff we sold. Half of it we didn’t even know we had till we started heaving and tossing. Here are the ‘expert’ rules, most of which none of us follow!
- Make a master list of what you are selling. Include the item and the price. This presumes you are selling really fine stuff, large stuff like chandeliers, not tiny items like toenail clippers. Suit yourself on this one. I confess I made up the prices on everything when I had a buyer.
- Then you should price your stuff high so you can haggle. I say no to this one. Our goal was to get rid of the stuff one way or another. A failed garage sale is one where you haul stuff back into the house. So sell it, sell it, and sell it!
- Make sure all the items are clean and in decent shape. Okay. This makes sense. Then round up the neighbourhood and get everyone together to sell on the same day. This draws a bigger crowd.
- Schedule your sale. Some things are obvious. Do I really need to tell you not to have your sale on a Tuesday afternoon in a rain storm?
- Advertise the thing. Who buys at a garage sale they don’t know about? Nobody, that’s who.
Finally remember this:
Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9, AMP)
Prayer – Lord we thank you that you are with us through every kind of battle, whether big or small. Amen!