Most people will have to go through an estate sale at some point in their lives. It’s not a particularly enjoyable experience, but it can help to bring a lot of money in for certain expenses related to the estate. If you’re going through an estate cleanout right now, you already know the mountain of work that’s ahead of you. Here are a few tips for planning an estate sale so you can recoup some of the time and effort put into it.
Separate the Valuables
Every estate has at least a few things that are worth taking the time to find. Calling in a junk removal company might be tempting, but you should check through the estate first to make sure there’s nothing overtly valuable that you don’t want to give up. Keep these valuables together, so it’s easier to display them for sale later on.
Find Out the Worth of Each Valuable
If you plan on selling the estate’s valuables, you’ll need to know how much they’re actually worth. One of the best tips for planning an estate sale we can give is to find out how much your valuables will sell for, either online or through an appraiser. Make sure you get as much out of those valuables as possible, so all your time looking for them was well spent.
Sell on the Weekends
It can take a long time to sell everything you want to sell at an estate sale. You want to make sure that potential customers have the time to look through everything you plan on selling. Setting up your estate sale on the weekend will help ensure that potential customers can take their time looking through your valuables without feeling rushed or low on time.
If no one shows up to your estate sale, you won’t recoup any losses at all. Although it requires extra work, advertising your estate sale will definitely pay off. The more people you can get to come to your estate sale, the higher the chance that you’ll sell something for a lot of money. There’s nothing worse than setting up a sale only for no one to show up because they didn’t know it was happening.
Donate What You Can
At the end of the day, estate sales are really about getting rid of what you can, so you don’t have to hold onto everything. Once you’ve sold everything valuable, you’ll probably still have a lot leftover. This is the perfect time to consider a household donation pickup from GreenDrop. We can take whatever is resaleable and useable by others, so you don’t have to worry about it anymore.