I’ve run into many people who cringe at the thought of hosting a garage sale and would rather throw their unwanted things away than go through the process of setting up shop. Although throwing your things away is definitely the easier way to get rid of things, there are some compelling reasons why you SHOULD host a garage sale.
Declutter (Remove Unnecessary Items From Your Home)
A garage sale gives you a deadline that motivates you to go through your closets and get rid of the things you no longer need. After all, there’s no reason to have a garage sale if you have nothing to sell.
You might as well make a little money off the things you no longer want or need, and a garage sale is the perfect way to do that. The trick is to set your expectations low; otherwise, you’ll be sorely disappointed that you didn’t make enough money to take that lavish vacation you’ve been hoping for. Depending on how much inventory you have to sell, it’ll probably be a bit more like pocket change or a trip to the grocery store, but hey, that’s better than nothing!
Meet New People
Garage sales are the perfect place to meet neighbors and learn more about your community. You may even meet a few people you’d rather not interact with again, and that’s okay, too!
Save Items From The Landfill
The things you no longer need could be exactly what another person is looking for. Save your unwanted things from the landfill a little bit longer by selling them to someone who would love to have them.
When you go through your things with a garage sale in mind, you are more likely to let your items go knowing the cash it will bring in is more important to you than the item itself. By letting go, you are simplifying your life so you can focus on the things that matter to you.
Clear Storage Units
If you’re paying to store your things in a storage unit, then you have too much stuff. There are very few reasons you should ever pay to store your things in a storage facility. Clear out your storage unit and keep only the things you have room to store at home. Sell the rest at a garage sale!
With the right attitude, garage sales can be a form of fun entertainment! Join forces with friends and make it a social event that doesn’t require you to spend money.
It’s time to STOP making excuses and recognize the benefits of hosting a garage sale so you can simplify your life and have a bit of fun doing it!