So, who else has been using this time at home to deep clean and purge? Or is it just me! Between having the time to do so and other reasons, I have been cleaning the apartment and going through my stuff. Clothes, books, DVDs, you name it, I have sorted through and came out with a box of things I no longer wear, read, watch, etc.
For the record I tend to go through things like this at least two times a year. Clothes that no longer fit or I don’t wear, books I’ve read and am ready to pass on, etc. Typically my process is to bring “the box” to my local consignment shop and have them go through it. Whatever they decide they do not want comes back home with me and is put in the garage for the town wide yard sale day. Then one Saturday in July when it is super hot out and there is a thunderstorm on the way (literally, it happens that way every year) I pull everything out of the garage and set it up on tables on the lawn and sell it at the “get rid of it” price. (See below for my yard sale tips!) Whatever does not sell get’s put on the curb for the curb hunters that come out at the end of day. After a couple hours of it being picked through, any remaining clothes go in bags and run up to the Clothes Drive bin and books are brought to the “take one leave one library”. Anything else is put out for garbage day.
With COVID-19 upon us this process is no longer going to work. First, the consignment shops are closed. Secondly, the town wide yard sale day, that draws hundreds of people to our small country town, is cancelled. What am I going to do with all of my crap!?!?!
Welcome to Facebook Marketplace, the online garage sale! I have posted on Marketplace in the past, and tend to not have the greatest of luck, so I did some research for this time around, and this is what I found, plus some tips of my own.
You’ve posted on Marketplace, but haven’t had good luck even after lowering prices. OR you do not want to do the online aspect. You still have all of this stuff, and you don’t want to just throw it out. What do you do?
I am actually still planning on having my own yard sale in a couple weeks. I strongly believe that the community days sale was cancelled because it draws SO many people into our small village. Understandably it would be hard to maintain social distance safety with that many people in a small area.
However doing my own sale without the advertising of the community days is most likely going to drop the attendance of my sale, which should make it easier to safely social distance. I plan to do the following to be “safe”:
As for preparing for the yard sale, here are some of my tips that can be used anytime:
That is how I plan to get rid of my stuff! Do you do something different or have other tips?? Let me know!!! Thanks for reading!!