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Preparing for Moving Day
Places to Notify:
- Notify the post office that you are moving. An online Change of Address form is available on the United States Postal Service Web site.
- Prepare a list of friends, relatives, business firms and others who should be notified of your move. The following checklist will be helpful:
- Dry Cleaners
- Set aside a box for items that will be needed
first when you arrive at the new house.
- Disconnect, defrost, and prepare major
- Drain power equipment of gas and oil, and garden
hoses of water.
PRE-PLANNING IS NECESSARY:
Pre-planning brings to mind details that otherwise might be overlooked in organizing a garage sale, highlighting the various steps necessary for its ultimate success. Allow at least three weeks for preparation.
- Check with local authorities for restrictions applying to garage sales. You might need a special permit or be required to pay a fee or collect sales taxes. Signs advertising the sale might be limited or prohibited.
- Consider a joint sale with one or more neighbors; share the work, fun and profits. The greater the assortment of items you have to offer, the more potential customers you’ll attract and the more successful the sale will be.
- Decide where to hold the sale — the garage, patio, yard, basement of; if other families are involved, a central or community location.
- Set a date and hours for the sale. Sales on weekends and warmer weather generally fare better. In some communities, there are “traditional” days for sales. Arrange for alternate dates in case of rain. It’s best to avoid holidays.
- Let your insurance agent know you’ll be holding a sale, and make certain your homeowner’s policy will cover any liability for injuries.
- Start saving shopping bags and cardboard boxes for customers’ convenience.
WHAT TO SELL AT YOUR GARAGE SALE
Go through your house with a notebook, listing everything you want to sell. If you have fewer than a hundred items to offer, consider having a joint sale with one or more neighbors. Generally, proceeds are not taxable, provided the merchandise is sold for less than what you paid for it and you’ve held no more than a few garage sales in the past year.
SORT IT ALL OUT
After identifying items you want to sell, the next step is gathering them all together and making sure they are tiptop shape. You'll sell everything that is in good condition. Anything that does not meet these standards should be put aside to donate or throw out.
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