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Having a Successful Garage Sale in Matthews, NC

Having a garage sale is a great way to clear out space and make some extra cash! This article provides tips on how you can have a successful garage sale in Matthews, North Carolina. 

Here at Garage Door and More, we know how important it is to take care of your entire garage, not just the door. We also know that sometimes garages get…full. And while some of us are more committed pack-rats than others, most of us do collect stuff we really don’t need, don’t want, and don’t use. All this “stuff” takes up space, and then we can’t use our garages for what they were intended to be.

So, clean out your garage! It will be like getting a whole new, beautiful, functional room. And if you hold a garage sale, you can get rid of your extra stuff and make some extra cash at the same time.

How can you make the most of your garage sale? Follow these steps:

1) Identify Items to Sell

No, don’t just try to sell everything in your garage—or, if you do, recognize not everything will sell well, and some items will have to be priced to move. You’ll make more money if you start by identifying which items are likely to really appeal to buyers and organize your display and your pricing accordingly. As they say, if you are going to do it, do it right.

2) Advertise

In today’s world, you have so many easy options for letting people know you’re having a garage sale, from those cardboard signs on street corners to social media and online advertising.

Facebook groups are a great way to advertise a garage sale. In the Matthews area, you can join local-based groups such as “What Up Mint Hill and Matthews,” or “Matthews Online Yard Sale,” or many others.  These groups have “for sale” listings, too, in case some of your items don’t sell.

3) Start Your Sale Early

Garage sale enthusiasts often spend their Saturday mornings driving around looking for bargains. This means you should be awake, set up, and ready to sell early in the morning. If you sleep in and get a late start, you’ll be missing out on a big chunk of your target market.

Check back here for more articles about holding garage sales in the Charlotte area and tips on how to maximize your success both buying and selling.


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