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Reasons Why You Should Have a Garage Sale Before Your Move

Plan a Garage Sale Before Your Next Move

There are several reasons why hosting a garage sale before you move out of your old home is beneficial. In the most basic sense, having fewer items to transport on moving day means lower costs. This is because your Frisco local movers will base their rates on the amount of stuff they’ll have to move. Less stuff equals lower rates.

 

However, getting rid of some stuff before moving into a new home has other benefits in addition to monetary advantages. First, since clutter bombards your mind with excessive stimuli making it more difficult to relax 1, decluttering is a great way to reduce anxiety 2 and stress. There is no better time to declutter than right before a move, when you are already planning on relocating all your things.

 

What Sells the Best at Garage Sales?

Another benefit of hosting a moving sale is that, instead of just getting rid of your things, you can get money for your stuff by having a garage sale. When deciding which items you will put for sale, you first have to consider what sells the best as garage sales. Bestsellers include:

 

  • Clothes (in good condition)
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Tools (mechanical and power tools)
  • Garden Tools
  • Furniture (especially in college towns)
  • Vintage China (and glassware)
  • Appliances
  • Toys and Bicycles
  • Books

 

 

Sources

[1] Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D. – Why Mess Causes Stress: 8 Reasons, 8 Remedies

[2] Alice Boyes Ph.D. – 6 Benefits of an Uncluttered Space

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