How to make money on a moving sale

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Organizing a moving sale is a fantastic way to ensure that you simultaneously consolidate the belongings you’re bringing on your move (so as to make it go smoother) and make some money in the meantime. You’d be surprised at the amount of demand for items you’d never expect – and you can really make a pretty significant amount of money selling off your used belongings! Here’s a guide to maximize profits for a successful moving sale, as prepared by the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage.

 

Collaborate

Work with your friends and neighbors to plan a group yard sale, so you can combine efforts and make as attractive and appealing of an event as possible. This will attract more people and result in higher profits. Simply put the Seller’s initials on each price label to make tallying the profits more easy.

 

Advertise

Advertiser your yard sale in advance on Facebook, Craigslist, and other websites like Yardies or Weekend Treasure. Consider advertising in your local newspaper.

 

Flyering

Put up posters and signs throughout your entire neighborhood with arrows that point you to your location. Include the date and starting time of the moving sale – the best times to hold them are Friday-Sunday from 8am to 4pm. Simply write arrows on signs to help people find the path to your location.

 

Pricing

Make sure to keep prices relatively low in order to guarantee a profit. We recommend selling them for about 30% of the retail price. Every single item you sell should have a fixed and labeled price. Make sure to have tons of change for your customers.

 

Prepare to Haggle

Many customers bargain over the cost of merchandise they want to buy. Determine a minimal price for an item, and then add between 10-20 percent to have a solid level for negotiation. Make sure to stay as polite as possible and don’t get frazzled by people trying to get a steal. If there’s items that you are not willing to sell for less, set a firm price on the tag to let people know in advance. Offer special bundle pricing deals – it’s very appealing to consumers.

 

Additional Moving Sale Tips

  • Say hello to every visitor so they know you’re the Seller.
  • Have an extension cord ready so people can test electrically powered items.
  • Set up a mirror for people trying clothes.
  • Have batteries ready for testing appliances or toys.
  • Have plastic bags ready for your customers, as well as packing paper to wrap fragile items.
  • Have a calculator for easy tabulation.
  • Have a box filled with free items to increase appeal.

 

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How to make money on a moving sale

1 (10)

Organizing a moving sale is a fantastic way to ensure that you simultaneously consolidate the belongings you’re bringing on your move (so as to make it go smoother) and make some money in the meantime. You’d be surprised at the amount of demand for items you’d never expect – and you can really make a pretty significant amount of money selling off your used belongings! Here’s a guide to maximize profits for a successful moving sale, as prepared by the residential moving experts here at Noah’s Ark Moving and Storage.

 

Collaborate

Work with your friends and neighbors to plan a group yard sale, so you can combine efforts and make as attractive and appealing of an event as possible. This will attract more people and result in higher profits. Simply put the Seller’s initials on each price label to make tallying the profits more easy.

 

Advertise

Advertiser your yard sale in advance on Facebook, Craigslist, and other websites like Yardies or Weekend Treasure. Consider advertising in your local newspaper.

 

Flyering

Put up posters and signs throughout your entire neighborhood with arrows that point you to your location. Include the date and starting time of the moving sale – the best times to hold them are Friday-Sunday from 8am to 4pm. Simply write arrows on signs to help people find the path to your location.

 

Pricing

Make sure to keep prices relatively low in order to guarantee a profit. We recommend selling them for about 30% of the retail price. Every single item you sell should have a fixed and labeled price. Make sure to have tons of change for your customers.

 

Prepare to Haggle

Many customers bargain over the cost of merchandise they want to buy. Determine a minimal price for an item, and then add between 10-20 percent to have a solid level for negotiation. Make sure to stay as polite as possible and don’t get frazzled by people trying to get a steal. If there’s items that you are not willing to sell for less, set a firm price on the tag to let people know in advance. Offer special bundle pricing deals – it’s very appealing to consumers.

 

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