How to Plan for A Garage Sale During Home Isolation

If you ask us, there has never been a better time to plan for a garage sale than right now! 

Families across Australia are continuing to spend the majority of their time at home and we’ve heard a hunch that this is making people very aware of the household items they no longer need or use! 

With this in mind, we’ve put together the following guide on how to plan for a garage sale during home isolation. 

  • Get your supplies ready

In order to properly plan for a garage sale, you’re going to need a few key items including boxes and price tags. 

If you don’t have any boxes handy, you can choose to use large plastic containers or reusable shopping bags to sort and store items. 

  • Declutter one room at a time 

Next up is the decluttering stage. As Australians are spending most of their time at home, we recommend spreading this task across several days. By decluttering one room at a time you’ll feel fresher and less decision fatigued when it comes to deciding what you want to keep and what you want to sell. 

Hot tip: a good rule of thumb is to think about whether you’ve used the item in the past six months or not. If you haven’t, you probably won’t miss it.

  • Pick a method of sorting and selling 

Once you’ve decided what items you’re ready to get rid of, it’s time to pick a method of sorting and selling. 

Here we outline our two picks. 

Sort by use – this method allows you to sort items by their use or household function. For example, all kitchen items could be sorted together into the one box and priced individually. 

Sort by price – this method allows you to group items into price categories for sale. For example, you could create a $2 box where you store all items that will be listed to sale at this price. 

No matter the method you choose, it’s going to save you time when the sale date rolls around.

  • Sit back and wait

Lastly, it’s time to sit back and wait. Once you’ve chosen and sorted your items you get to relax knowing your upcoming (when allowed) garage sale is ready to go! 


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