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  • Garage Sale Tips

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    A great way to de-clutter your home is by having a garage sale. Get rid of things you never use, meet the families in your neighborhood, make a little extra money, and get your house organized for summer.

    Feeling overwhelmed and not know where to begin? We help with de-cluttering too! Call your Home Mechanics today for an estimate! And here are some tips to help you get started.

    1. Pick a Date
    Be strategic about when you throw your garage sale. Make sure there are no major events happening in your town that would draw customers away. And avoid long weekends when people are less likely to be bargain hunting and more likely to be out of town.

    2. Get Change
    OK, this step is pretty obvious – so obvious that many people forget it altogether. Make a trip to the bank before it closes up for the weekend and get plenty of change. You’re going to be breaking a lot of tens and twenties over the weekend, and the last thing you want is to lose a sale because you don’t have correct change.

    3. Band Together
    You might think that increasing your competition is the last thing you want to do, but by getting your entire street or neighborhood in on the act, you transform a simple sale into an event. Sure, you might have to worry whether your next-door neighbor is undercutting you on the price of mismatched tableware, but the increased foot traffic a major sale draws will more than make up for it.

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    This post was originally written by Brook Reilly.

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