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6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Moving Sale

Moving sale with a multi-generational family shopping and smiling. Are you preparing to move and want to find ways to save money? One option is to organize a moving sale! This could be an ideal method to dispose of some of your old things while also earning some extra cash. But how can you make sure that your move sale goes well? If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to holding an easy and successful moving sale.

Plan for your moving sale

Give yourself a chance to plan and carry out your relocation sale. If you rent your home, you should let your landlord know about the event so they can accept it and give you the permits you need. To get more people to know about your sale, you could invite them to participate. More is better, right?

Spread the word and advertise

You need to advertise your moving sale if you want it to go well. Make sure your friends and neighbors know about your moving sale by advertising it on social media, putting up fliers in public places, or even making an online ad and posting it on sites like Craigslist. On the day of the sale, put up where you are and how to get there. If possible, use a poster board with bright colors to help people see it.

Have a variety of fair-priced items

Spend some time learning what comparable things are selling for before the sale day, and then decide on prices for your own items. You might make less money if you price things wrong at your moving sale. You want to ensure that you receive a fair price for your things and that they will sell. Make sure you have more than just books or clothes for sale at your sale. People are more likely to stop by if you have a wide range of items. In general, more people will come to you if you have more things to sell.

Prepare Your Space

Make sure there is enough space for people to move around as they look at your things. Having the right number of tables or racks on hand can also help you showcase your items appropriately. To increase visibility, try placing everything near a sidewalk, at the end of your driveway, or in your yard. Even though having your sale in a garage may seem like a good idea, people may not stop to look around if they can’t see what you’re selling.

Accept Multiple Forms of Payment

Make sure you are ready to accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, credit cards, and even electronic payments like Venmo. It is recommended to go to the bank before the day of your sale because you’ll need to have cash, such as smaller bills and other changes.

Clean Up Afterward

Make sure you have a plan for getting rid of any unsold items after the sale. If you decide not to keep the stuff, load it all up and take it to a place where you can donate it. You might even be able to have big things brought up. In that case, it is advisable to plan the pick-up as soon as possible. If you still have items you want to keep or sell online, put them in boxes right away to keep them from getting broken or scratched. Don’t forget to pick up and take down all your fliers and signs when your sale ends.


By using these tips, your chances of having a good moving sale are sure to go up!

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