How to organize a garage sale during the covid-19 pandemic

Moving during the covid-19 pandemic isn’t an easy task. The whole situation is hard enough and once you add moving to it becomes even harder. But that is not what we are here to talk about. We are here to talk about decluttering your home and how you can organize a garage sale during the covid-19 pandemic. This is going to be a nice way to earn some money as right now not a lot of people are getting paid in full. A lot of people also lost their jobs because of the pandemic and organizing a garage sale can help them get back on their feet. And if that is exactly what you need help with, you came to the right place.

Declutter your home

As right now we all have to stay inside as much as possible and practice social distancing, now is the perfect time to declutter your home. We all tend to keep things that we don’t need for some not-so-logical reasons. And if you know that your home is full of useless items that you don’t need or use, it is time to get rid of them. Now that you have a lot of time on your hands you will be able to go thoroughly through your home and declutter it.

Garage sale.
Don’t keep the things that you don’t need.

Get the supplies you need

There are certain things that you should use while decluttering your home. You are going to need:

  • cardboard boxes or plastic boxes
  • labels
  • plastic garbage bags
  • vacuum bags
  • cleaning supplies.

Use cardboard and plastic boxes for packing the things that you won’t throw away or sell once you organize a garage sale. Remember to label the boxes so they don’t get mixed up. If you will be storing some items away in a storage unit, make sure you use plastic boxes. They are far better for storage units as they are sturdier and also water-resistant. Here are some common mistakes people make when packing fragile items and make sure you avoid them.

Fragile items.
Keep fragile items safe.

Use plastic garbage bags for the things that you are going to throw away. The things that you are going to sell once you organize a garage sale must be clean. That is why you need cleaning supplies. We mentioned vacuum bags because you must have some old clothing and if you want to store some of it away, it is best to use vacuum bags.

How to organize a garage sale?

If you want to spread the word, use social media. This is the best way to let people know that you will be having a garage sale. But make sure that there aren’t more than three people there at once. If possible, try to have your garage sale last the whole day. This way you will be much safer. Have a face mask and gloves on the whole time and advise others to do the same. Disinfect everything before you put it up for sale and make sure you also disinfect anything that other people touch with their hands.

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