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6 Tips for Hosting a Successful Moving Sale

Moving sale with a multi-generational family shopping and smiling. Are you preparing to move and searching for methods to cut costs? One solution is to organize a moving sale! If you’re looking to get rid of some old goods while earning some extra cash, this may be the way to go. But how can you ensure that your relocation sale will be a hit? By following this advice, you should have no trouble holding a successful moving sale.

Plan for your moving sale

Spend the necessary amount of time planning and carrying out your relocation sale. If you are a tenant, you must inform your landlord so that they may provide their consent and deliver any required permits. If you want your sale to reach more people, you might think about asking them to participate. Surely, more is better!

Spread the word and advertise

You must advertise your moving sale to be successful. Make sure that your friends and neighbors know about your moving sale by advertising it on social media, putting up fliers in public places, or even creating an online ad listing it on sites like Craigslist. Put up signs on the day of the sale to direct consumers to your location. Use a vibrant poster board if you can; it will attract more attention.

Have a variety of fair-priced items

Before the day of the sale, put in some time to research how much other comparable products are selling for, and then decide on prices for your own stuff. Incorrect pricing at your moving sale may lead to fewer purchases. You want to ensure that you receive a fair price and that your items will sell. People are more likely to stop by your sale if you have a wide variety of products available for purchase, so don’t limit yourself to only apparel and books. Generally, if you have more products for sale, you will have more people walking by.

Prepare Your Space

Ensure enough room for people to roam around while inspecting your products. In addition, having sufficient tables or racks on hand can help you showcase your items appropriately. To increase visibility, try situating everything near a sidewalk, at the end of your driveway, or in your yard. Even though conducting your sale inside a garage may seem appealing, if people cannot see the items for sale, they may not even bother to swing by.

Accept Multiple Forms of Payment

You need to be ready to accept a variety of payment methods, such as cash, credit cards, and even digital payments, such as Venmo. You should stop by the bank before the day of the sale to withdraw money, including smaller bills and other changes, in preparation for the sale.

Clean Up Afterward

It is advisable to have a strategy ready for getting rid of any unsold items at the end of the sale. If you decide not to keep the stuff, box them up and bring them to a location where they can be donated. Transporting large items may also be possible with enough planning. In this case, it’s best to schedule the pickup in advance. Immediately place any remaining products you intend to keep or sell online into protective packaging to avoid scratches or dirt. Don’t forget to remove any signs and flyers when your sale is over.


If you follow these tips, your chances of having a successful move sale go up significantly!

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