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If you’ve decided to have a garage sale you can’t necessarily just have one. Here are some tips for planning a garage sale that you should know about.
Yesterday I shared how garage sales are a great way to declutter and make some cash. If you’ve never had one you may be wondering what’s involved. I’m going to be sharing that with you today and over the course of the next few days.
The first step in preparing to have a garage sale is to be sure to check with your town regarding laws and regulations of garage sales. You’ll need to know if you need a special permit, and if there are any other local laws you need to be aware of.
Here are some of the questions you’ll want to have answers to before you start planning a garage sale.
Is a permit required?
How much does a permit cost?
How long will it take to get a permit?
For how many days is the permit good?
What are the rules for rain dates?
Are there any restrictions on how long you can remain open?
What are the restrictions on the size and number of signs you can put up promoting your sale?
Can you post flyers? If so, where can you post flyers? Where can you not post flyers?
You should also check with your neighborhood or homeowners association, should you happen to live in a managed development. If they approve of you having a sale of used items, then you can move forward.
Once you know you have the approval, you can comfortably start pulling things out of storage and begin organizing a garage sale. While this legwork may seem tedious or unnecessary to some, it’s worth making the phone call and spending the time rather than receiving a fine for having a garage sale without a permit.
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You can make some money and declutter your life by having a yard sale. In coming days I’ll be sharing more helpful information that can help you prepare for your garage sale so be sure to check back.