Five Ways A Garage Sale Can Benefit Your Move

by Dusty Rhodes on Jul 12, 2016  in 
  • Moving
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Are you looking for a great way to reduce the cost of your move, along with the amount of items you have to move? If so, maybe you should consider having a garage sale. A garage sale offers a variety of benefits, all designed and geared towards helping you during your moving process. A garage sale is a great way to sell some of your household belongings you no longer use, while earning some extra cash in the process.

If you are planning a move, or you will be moving in the near future, here are five ways a garage sale can benefit your move:

Less items to move
Moving can be a tiring task, especially when you have several items to move. If you have a lot of items you no longer use, and you don’t feel like moving them, add them to your list of items that you can sell in a garage sale. Why spend countless hours packing up items you are no longer using, only to move them to your new place where they will remain unused? A garage sale will give you the ability to have less items to move making your moving process less tiresome.

Lower moving costs
With fewer items to move, the overall cost of your move decreases. A garage sale is a great way to lower the cost of your move because you will be gaining money from the items you sell, while reducing moving expenses at the same time. It is a great solution for helping you to make your move a little easier and less expensive in the long run.

Easier moving process
Garage sales are all about selling items, and moving is all about moving items. Paired together. The moving process becomes a whole lot easier when items that need to be moved are sold, and do not need to be packed up and moved.

Smaller moving truck
Larger moves require larger resources, but having a garage sale prior to your move can help you to avoid having to rent a larger moving truck. Since you can sell a lot of your items during a garage sale, you will have more room to pack up a smaller truck, saving you both time and money.

Less to pack and prepare
One of the rooms that takes the longest to pack in a home is the kitchen. In part, due to an abundance of dishes and other miscellaneous kitchen items. While some kitchenware sees regular usage, some items are rarely used, taking up valuable space. When moving time rolls around, whether you have used all of your kitchen items or not, they still have to be packed in a time consuming process, making it seem like you have even more to pack.

Hosting a garage sale can help you to have less items to pack. In fact, a garage sale will benefit you by allowing you to sell off stacks of old dishes, old cups and mugs, bowls and other old appliances, helping you to have fewer items to pack.

So before you start packing for your big move, consider sorting through your belongings to see which items you would like to sell in a garage sale. You will be amazed at how many items you no longer use, and wonder why you didn’t have a garage sale sooner.

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Dusty Rhodes