Summer is almost over, and your garage needs to be prepared for the fall. Start the new season right by decluttering and getting organized. A garage sale is a great opportunity to go out with the old and in with the new. Turn your unused items into money with these tips and tricks for a successful garage sale.
Clean It Up
Any change to your garage usually starts with cleaning the house. You’ll need to sift through all of your belongings and decide what stays and what goes. To help answer that question, ask yourself when the last time you used the item was. If you forgot it existed, it most likely needs to go. Take inventory, and gain some extra space.
Sort By Category
The four basic categories for decluttering are keep, sell, donate, and trash. Use bins, bags, or just create piles as you are digging through everything. Once you’re done sorting, put aside the items you are going to sell.
The best times to execute a garage sale are on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings. Be sure to look at the forecast before you start putting signs up. The earlier in the day, the cooler it will be. Consider scheduling it during the first weekend of the month, as this is when most people get paid and have money available. You won’t want to spend too much money on signage, so visiting your local dollar store will be the most budget-friendly option.
Now that you’ve sold the items you no longer need, it’s time to get organized! Install garage cabinets, wall systems, and overhead storage. If you are looking for ideas on what to use your garage, for now, take a look at our blog. From sports rooms to greenhouse gardens, your garage can be designed any way you want it to be.
At Garage Design Works, we offer Orlando garage organization solutions for every space. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation and to learn more about what we have to offer!