Junk Removal or Yard Sale?

Junk Removal or Yard Sale?

If you’ve ever dejunked your home before, you know just what a task it can be! And unfortunately, junk builds up fast, so you’ll likely have to go through the process again at some point. It can be tempting to toss everything, but could a yard sale be worth it?  In this article, we’ll have a look at whether you should look into junk removal or have a yard sale to get rid of your unwanted items. 

Yard Sales

Yard sale, garage sale, rummage sale – whatever you call it, this at-home option is a great way to get rid of your unneeded items and bring in some extra cash. However, not everything you want to get rid of will go quickly, so be sure to have a realistic view of what you can sell. In addition, not all of your items can be thrown into a junk removal container. Below, we have some simple steps to help you sell your things at a yard sale. 

  1. Choose Your Items

Not everything in your junk pile is going to make a great sale, and clogging up your space with actual junk may detract from your better items. Go through your things and separate anything broken, nonfunctional, or overused. These items can be junked. 

  1. Choose Your Date

Next, select a date to have your yard sale. Weekends work best since many people aren’t at work. It’s also a good idea to check and see if your neighborhood does an organized garage sale day to maximize your time. 

  1. Advertise

Let people in your community know that you’ll be having a yard sale on your chosen date. The more you can advertise, the more likely people will show up! Try posting signs in your neighborhood or making posts on social media. 

  1. Price Your Items

There are several ways to price your items. 

  • Use color-coded dot stickers to indicate the prices of items. Make sure to have a visible legend, so visitors know what the colors mean. 

  • Simply write the price of each item on a plain sticker. 

  • Place items of the same price together on a table with a sign indicating the cost (e.g., “All items on this table $1”). 

  1. Hold Your Sale

When the day for your sale arrives, make sure that all of your items are displayed well. Make sure to have a snack and some water so you can attend to all customers outside. It’s also a good idea to have a backup plan for bad weather. 


Contact Us Today

Overall, a yard sale is a great way to get rid of things you no longer need or want. However, it’s possible that you won’t sell every item. In that case, a professional junk removal company can help you get rid of the unsold items and anything left from the junk pile. 


Whether you end up having a yard sale or not, it’s likely that you’ll still have a few items that need to be removed from your home. If that’s the case, get in touch with Schiebel Waste for professional junk removal services that will help you get your home junk-free in no time! Give us a call at978-361-5254 or email us at dave@schiebelwaste.com to get started.

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