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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 looking for methods to save money? One great option is to organize a moving sale! This could be the best way to get rid of clutter while also earning some extra cash. But how can you ensure that relocation sales will go smoothly? Follow these suggestions, and you’ll be well on your way to holding a simple and productive moving sale.

Plan for your moving sale

Make sure you give yourself enough time to plan and carry out your relocation sale. If you live in a rental property, you need to notify your landlord so that they can give you permission for the event. If you want more individuals to hear about your sale, you could always ask them to participate. Surely, more is always better.

Spread the word and advertise

To make your moving sale a success, you must advertise. Ensure everyone in the community knows about your moving sale by advertising it on social media, putting up fliers around town, or even creating an online ad listing it on sites like Craigslist. Signages pointing in the right direction will help customers find your location on sale day. Use as many colors as possible on your posters to make them pop.

Have a variety of fair-priced items

Researching what similar things are selling for in the days leading up to the sale may help you decide on prices for your products. If you miscalculate the prices of the products at your moving sale, you may not make as much money. You want to ensure that you receive a fair price and that your items will sell. If you want to draw in more customers, you need to sell more than simply clothes and books. In general, if you have more products for sale, more people will come to your sale.

Prepare Your Space

Give customers plenty of room to roam around and look at what you’re selling. Also, ensuring you have adequate tables or racks on hand can help you showcase your items appropriately. To increase visibility, try setting up everything near a sidewalk, at the end of your driveway, or in your yard. Although having your sale inside a garage may seem enticing, if people can’t see the items for sale, they may not even stop to check them.

Accept Multiple Forms of Payment

Make sure you are ready to accept a variety of payment methods, including cash, credit cards, and even electronic payments like Venmo. Remember to withdraw money from the bank in advance of the sale so that you can have bills and coins on hand.

Clean Up Afterward

If there are still left over after the sale, you should have a strategy in place for getting rid of any unsold items. If you’ve made a decision not to keep any of the items, pack them up and deliver them to a donation center. You might even be able to get some help lifting those large objects. In that situation, make sure to plan the pick-up as far in advance as you can. If you still have any items you want to keep or sell online, package them immediately to avoid damage or scuffing. At the end of your sale, don’t forget to collect and remove all of your fliers and signage.


If you use these guidelines, you should have a much better moving sale!

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