After the Garage Sale: What to Do With What Didn't Sell

After the Garage Sale: What to Do With What Didn't Sell

Adrienne Breaux
Jul 20, 2014
(Image credit: Nicole Crowder)

So you hold your garage sale! You market it like a marketing genius. You've had a killer location. You displayed your wares thoughtfully and you had fun stuff to entice people to your place. But even the most successful — and lucrative — garage sales don't sell every item. Here's what to do to make sure the items you uncluttered stay out of your home for good!

Garage sale day objective: Don't bring anything back inside your home!
First, while your sale day is still going, consider having a huge price slash near the end of the day. Have some signs pre-made with the lowest possible price you're willing to sell items at and switch it out as the hour to close comes near. If you had a "free" pile, let it grow as the day goes on if you see some items just not selling. Get to the end of the day and still have some stuff left? Invite a few friends for a friendly free-for-all to come take what they can carry. If you can get it off your lawn or out of your garage the same day as your sale, there's a good chance you'll keep your home feeling lighter.

If you still end up with stuff to bring back into your home after the garage sale is over, don't let it get too comfortable again. Here are some ideas to help you clear the clutter for good:

→ What are your best tips for getting rid of unwanted stuff around your house for good?

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