Planning a Moving Sale: Tips from Advantage International Movers

Posted on: December 16, 2019 | by: Advantage December 16, 2019

International movers at Advantage Moving & Storage offers advice on how to plan the perfect moving sale

So you have your new house picked out, put down your deposit, and have scheduled a moving date. What’s next? Usually, the next step is to start packing. However, most movers find that they need to declutter first before they start packing. A moving sale is a great way to get rid of unwanted possessions and make some money on the side. Advantage international movers are here to give some advice on how to plan the perfect moving sale.

Use the Internet

In the past, if you wanted to do a yard sale, you’d put out a classified ad in the newspaper. Thanks to the internet, you can now just directly sell your possessions online. So, if you don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up a physical yard sale, you can lurk on sites like Craigslist and Facebook marketplace to sell old things. Alternatively, you could set up an event online and invite people you know.

Be Realistic With Your Prices

If you do decide to sell some stuff, you need to be realistic with your prices. You may have spent $30 on that coat, but it is unlikely that you will be able to sell it for full price. People go to moving sales because they are cheap. Advantage international movers recommend that most items you sell probably shouldn’t be priced more than $15 unless it is a particularly rare item, in which case you’d probably be better off selling it directly on the internet.

Schedule on a Saturday

Generally speaking, weekends are the best time to schedule a moving sale. Moreover, the best times of the day to schedule a moving sale are between 1-6 PM. Keep in mind that no matter what time you schedule, there will probably be some people who arrive early so you want to make sure you have things set up well beforehand.


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