I’ve been procrastinating on pulling together a garage sale. Holding the mother-of-all garage sales was actually one of my New Year’s resolutions. So was exercising…
I think I’m closer to the garage sale.
I made a big mistake when sorting out all the stuff I want to get rid of… I didn’t price it right then and there. I’ve priced things as I’ve sorted in years past… but this year I was lazy, and now I regret it. It’s a daunting task.
I also live deep in the middle of nowhere… which means it is possible that I could go through HOURS or work for little return. I’m contemplating holding my sale at the local township hall (cost to rent the hall is $20 for the day) because it is more visible, but I fear that I could go through hours of work for little return AND have to move all my junk TWICE. Blah.
I also have some sorting to do because I think I can unload some of it on eBay (such as baby gear) and make a little more money than I would at a garage sale.
At this point in time, I’m pretty tempted to just donate it all somewhere and get the tax receipt, although that’s not as simple as it used to be either.
The whole thing has me thinking about how to get rid of stuff. I’m to the point now where it isn’t even about the extra cash, although that’s nice, too; it’s mostly about reclaiming the square footage of my house and garage.
So here are some places to get rid of stuff:
- Give it away to friends and/or family.
- Give it away on FreeCycle.
- Donate it to local charities and get the tax deduction.
- Sell it through the local shoppers (it’s free to advertise there).
- Sell it through my local FirstCity group.
- Sell it/Give it Away through Craigslist.
- List it on eBay.
- Glom on to someone’s garage sale in town and sell it there.
My county landfill currently accepts electronics (computers, televisions, etc) at no cost and then they take them to be recycled, so that’s one thing I could do to free up some space. I could also get rid of the computer stuff using the helpful information at ComputerTakeBack.
I’ve got lots of great ideas on how/where to unload this stuff. Now I just need to stop procrastinating and do it!