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Question DetailsAsked on 5/21/2012

Do you have any advice on where to start with organizing a garage sale?

I have a whole house to go through to organize for a garage sale, any advice on getting started?

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I first recommend you starting in your basement/attic/storage areas where you might have things that have been boxed up/put aside for a long time such as books, blankets, memorbilia/collectors items that maybe you never had a chance to sell.
Then go through closets for bed sheets (preferably a set), bath towels. Make sure there are no stains and in good shape.

Find one room to stage the items that you will be selling. Do not take over the house with all of this stuff.

Jackie Johnson
The Or/gan/iz/er


Answered 8 years ago by Jackie Johnson


It depends on what state you live in but you might find some tips on our website at hope this helps


Answered 7 years ago by charlene hovey


I am having the same problem. However, I read a response from another member "Lindsay" which motivated me. I printed out her statements:"A clutter free home should be greater value"; "If you know you have been saving these possessions & have not used them for more than 6-12 months, donate, gift, sell or trash them". I added .. do a garage sale and donate whatever is left. She went on to write "Only treasures belong in our homes" and my favorite is "WE NEED ROOM TO BREATHE, MEDITATE, AND LIVE IN THE MOMENT WITHOUT BEING INSULATED BY OUR PAST".

I re-typed and re-font the quotes and posted it all over my walls in the basement/family room as a reminder/motivator. I have over 179 suits in my bedroom closet, and had a closet built in the basement/family room to accommodate the rest of my clothes. I must confess that my job causes me to wear suits everyday so I need them. The amount may be excessive (I am guilty), but I plan to keep these. The stressful part is that I still have a huge closet in my old home. I moved here approx 8 months ago. I am still trying to organize but finally became overwhelmed and walked away from the basement closet when the weather changed and my focused shifted to staying warm/cozy.

Now I realize that I must go through the items and have a garage/yard sale in the spring. I will start with the clothes or the kitchen because that is where most of the clutter is. I have a younger child and it was very easy decluttering her space-- donate- donate- donate items she cannot fit, or do not play with. As adults its harder for us because we always think we will "Need that outfit" at a later date, those boots/shoes still fit, that purse is in great shape, etc.. So, the closet is a strong start and if that is successful everything else is a breeze. That's my plan of action.. I am at the starting line just like you and it is extremely exciting to see what the end result will look like.... space to Breathe, Meditate and Live in the Moment.

Good Luck

Source: Colleen

Answered 4 years ago by Guest_9725844

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