You spent weeks going through the house and the garage, separating thing to keep, things to donate and things to sell on the garage sale.
After you get done going through the house and the garage, you sort and price all your items for sale.
Then you ran the ad in the paper, and posted it everywhere you can think of and finally, hung up signs.
The morning of the garage sale comes and you are up at the crack of dawn. Those good friends that you talked into helping you, show up bright and early. You hand them a muffin and a cup of coffee and off to work you’s go setting up the tables.
Next, the boxes get dragged down the driveway and the items get displayed.
As the day starts, the early arrivals show up as soon as you start setting up. The day passes on and more people come, mostly just looking for a deal on something they didn’t know they needed.
As the day passes, the numbers of shoppers decrease and the lower the prices get, because, really you don’t want to drag all that stuff back into the house.
Supper time approaches, and the day of the big sale is over. Now you stand there looking at all the things you now have to bring back in the house.
Your first thought is to pack up the car and drop it off at the nearest donation center.
Stop right there…..Don’t do it.
With a little more work, there is still money to be made.
After the Weekend Warriors Garage Sale, I found myself in the same position. I did load up the car and take some of the items to the nearest donation center, but not all of it.
Over the next few weeks, I ran ads on Kijji and posted items. Then, I went to the Second-hand Book Stores and Music Stores. They bought some of the items.
Next, I contacted a Consignment Store for clothing, and low and behold, I made more money from Kijji, the Second Hand Stores and the Consignment Store, than I did doing the garage sale.
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I’ve done this, it’s a lot of work, but worth it.
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if you have larger furniture or other items in good condition, you can always call The Habitat Restore in your community. They will come to your house and pick up the stuff!
You can get a receipt and use up to five hundred dollars of donated items as a tax deduction. Habitat for Humanity is a great organization. I have been volunteering with them for the past five years.
I still donate and remove from taxes 😉
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