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Declutter Your Home For Garage Sale Season

Declutter Your Home For Garage Sale Season

Spring cleaning is a rite of the season. We go through our house – top to bottom – and find things we want to keep, get rid of or sell.

Hosting (or attending) garage sales are another rite of spring. It’s fascinating to see what people have accumulated over the years.

It’s also interesting to go through all the items you’ve stored – determine if you could sell them – and then see who is willing to buy.

Decluttering your house in preparation for garage sale season sounds like it has to be a big job. With a solid game plan in mind and with some handy and helpful tips, you can free your home of the stuff, junk and knick-knacks which clutter it up.

Garage sales are a great way to get rid of unwanted items - and to make some extra cash too

Be ruthless

When decluttering your home, you’ll have to make some decisions on items to put in self-storage, items to take to the dump or items to sell at your garage sale.

It can sometimes be hard to determine what goes where. Feel free to use this as a handy guide:

  • Items to sell
    • You really think you can get money for it
    • If you can’t sell it, you’re comfortable getting rid of it completely
  • Items to get rid of
    • You don’t want it
    • You don’t think anyone will buy it
    • The item can’t even be donated to a good cause

 Go room-by-room

You start working on the garage or around your car. You think of something, so then you begin on the basement. Finally you run upstairs to the bedroom and before you know it, that room is pulled apart.

So you have three rooms in a cluttered state, and nothing really organized. That’s frustrating.

Instead, focus your efforts on one room at a time. It’s more efficient physically. And it provides emotional satisfaction as you gradually see progress being made throughout your house.

Slow down

You may want to work as fast as you can to get the job done and over with. But that’s the wrong approach to take for a few reasons:

  • You’ll disappoint yourself if you think you can get the job done in one day, when it actually takes two or three days.
  • You may get emotionally overwhelmed by finding sentimental items. Don’t ignore those feelings if they occur. Take time to reflect on your belongings as you discover them.

A good rule of thumb is to work no more than an hour at a time. You’ll still be getting work done while keeping yourself physically and emotionally fresh.

Safely store what you want to keep

Safely store what you want to keep in a secure storage unit

Once you have your garage sale pile, and once you’ve thrown away your junk pile, you’re left with items you want to keep.

If you want to keep your home clutter-free, a great option is to store your items in a storage unit.

Storage units are available in all sizes and are designed to keep your items safe and secure. If you have any reservations about using self-storage, don’t.

Contact us – we can help

The team at #10 Mini Storage are experts in ensuring your valuables are safe. They’ll be kept in the same condition as you left them. At the same time, your house will be clear of those items too, making it easier to enjoy.

Contact us today to learn more about how to properly care for the valuables that you want to keep safe, but not keep at home.