Organizing Ideas For The Weekend #18 | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Organizing Ideas For The Weekend #18

Friday, May 24, 2013

Organizing Ideas For The Weekend #18

Happy Friday!  Time for another organizing idea for your weekend :)

Wow, I just realized it's been a month since my last Organizing Ideas For The Weekend post.  Spring is a busy time of year for many families, and May has been no exception for our family (including a vacation last week where I spent less time "plugged in" so I could enjoy more time with family!).  So blogging has taken a back seat lately.  

OK, on to this week's post!

Spring is a popular time for garage sales.  Our townhouse complex is having a community garage sale in 2 weeks and I've started setting aside things to sell.

Garage sales can be very overwhelming!  Between finding items to sell, pricing items, setting everything up, advertising, haggling over prices, cleaning up, and dealing with anything that didn't sell, the whole process can get a little crazy.

But, I've seen several great posts lately with tips for successful and organized garage sales so I thought I'd share them with you today!

If you're planning a garage sale, hopefully these tips will help make it a less overwhelming process so you can make a little money, get rid of some clutter, and not lose your mind doing it!

If you're not planning a garage sale, you can pass these tips on to someone who is, and then just spend the weekend purging some items in your home, donating them, and then enjoying the freedom of a less cluttered living space :)

Each of these posts contains tips for planning a garage sale or yard sale.  Click the links below the pictures to be taken to the posts since the pictures don't really give you the content in most cases.

Samantha at Simply Organized shares lots of tips for an organized garage sale.

Simply Organized

Here's a garage sale checklist from Michelle Lea Designs!

Michelle Lea Designs

This site is all about garage sale tips!  Here's one of their pages with tips for the layout of your garage sale, but there are a ton of other tips on other pages too.

Best Garage Sale Tips

Susan at Achieving Creative Order recently did a series on organizing garage sales.  My favourite post is this one about creating a garage sale tool kit.

Achieving Creative Order

This post from Belly Feathers has some really pretty free printable signs and labels, plus more great tips for an organized yard sale.

Belly Feathers

There are lots of other great printable signs, advertising ideas, and organizing tips to help you have an organized garage sale.  Check out my Yard Sales / Thrift Stores / Freecycle board on Pinterest for more!

Do you find it overwhelming to have a garage sale?  If so, which of these tips do you think will help you the most?  If you've had successful yard sales, what tips can you share with the rest of us?  And do any of you have a funny story about a garage sale? {I know they're out there!}

Happy organizing and have a great weekend!


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