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By Cindy Schlee | Agent in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Michigan Garage Sale Fun

Making money with your spring garage sale in Grand Rapids Michigan

If you are looking for a way to de-clutter your home, basement and garage it’s time to plan a garage sale!  If you plan this event carefully you will turn a mountain of stuff into cash.  You don’t need to have a garage to hold a garage sale just an easily accessible location.  Consider asking neighbors and call it a subdivision sale and turn your sale into family fun. 

Advertising and marketing your sale is essential.  Newspapers, roadside signage, social media and billboards are a few inexpensive ways to get the word out.  Make sure you tell all of your friends, relatives and co-workers.

Once you have picked a day for your sale it’s time to start deciding what you want to sell.  It is important that your merchandise is clean and in working order. There are some items that sell better than others.  Here is a list of popular sellers:

1. Children’s clothes

2. Children’s toys and furniture

3. Adult clothing

4. Kitchen utensils

5. Sporting equipment

6. Patio furniture

7. Garden and outdoor tools

Arrange the items so the prices are easy to see and the merchandise it easy to get to. Shoppers will want to negotiate prices so be ready!  Be sure you have enough money and change and a place to put your money during the sale.  You will need some bags or boxes for items that are purchased.  Have your kids prepare lemonade and cookies to sell. 

If you have leftovers after your sale, donate them to a charity.  Garage sale are a lot of fun so plan yours properly and you will have a great time.


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