Have you cut through your clutter? Did you discover a mountain of things you can part with? Great! Now it’s time to bid a fond farewell to your no-longer-treasured items. Send it packing!
Yard sales are handy for getting a little something back for all the storage you’ve provided your items over the years.
First, check whether your city requires yard sale permits. Next, clean all items, and arrange your belongings as if you were setting up a retail store. Hang or neatly fold clothing, gathering similar sizes and like items together. Maybe construct an outfit with accessories for display, to really catch the attention of passers-by. Clearly identify pricing on your items or on a nearby sign. Decide before the sale how much wiggle-room you’re willing to negotiate in price.
If your community doesn’t allow yard sales, you can still sell through local Facebook buy-and-sell group pages.
Give your things to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. Also, check for community assistance organizations and other charities that will gladly pass along your items to those in need. Please do not donate items that are broken or in poor condition.
Drag Your Clutter to the Gutter
If the idea of holding a yard sale or carting things to a donation site seems too much for you, then give it all away curbside. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all. Announce the curb alert on your Facebook page, and list it on Freecycle. You may be surprised just how quickly all your rejects will disappear from the sidewalk. Again, check local ordinances first, to ensure this is permitted.
Set a reminder for six months in the future. At that time, try to name all the items you parted with. Can you?
Now…aren’t you glad you let it go?
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