Want a yard sale but have no yard? Have an in house sale!

by Kylie on August 26, 2010

I have decided to have an in house sale before I move. What is an in house sale? It’s like a garage sale with a difference.

I live in a unit under someone’s house and can’t exactly have a garage sale on their driveway. Last night I was thinking about what to do with some of the things I do not want to move when I remembered an in house sale I went to a few years ago.

A lady had cleared out all her kids items and listed a sale in the trading post. You called, made an appointment and went and had a look at what she had. It ran for 2 weeks and she made quite a bit. It was very well organised, everything neat and tidy.

It wasn’t crowded like garage sales can be and it was easier for her to ensure things did not get stolen, everything was kept in order and looked presentable.

I was thinking I could do something similar. The lounge area of my house will become the sale area. Everything in that part of the house will be for sale. There are electrical points so people can test the electrical items. It is a large area with bench space for me to sit things on and I can lock off the rest of the unit.

I was thinking about all the things I won’t be moving and I have a fair bit. It would be great if I could get some cash before I move.

Anything that doesn’t sell will be getting freecycled/op shopped. My plan is to do this in 3 weeks. I have too much on in the next few weeks to do it any earlier.

I am pretty excited about it. I just need to work out how I am going to present everything and price it all. I’ll let you know how it goes!

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