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Plan a yard sale this year to get rid of items from your home that you no longer want

You can have a pretty successful yard sale if you know what you're doing.

Part of spring cleaning means de-cluttering the home. This is a great opportunity for you to go through your closets, basement, attic and other storage areas to determine which possessions you’re willing to part with for the sake of clearing out some space. After selecting the items you’re ready to say goodbye to, there are a number of things you can do with them. One option is donating them to a local charity, but, if you’re hoping to make some extra cash from unloading your unwanted items, you can always hold a yard sale. 

To make this event successful, you should consider the following tips: 

Advertise your yard sale - One of the biggest mistakes people make when planning a yard sale is failing to advertise it properly. If you really want people to stop by, give them a reason to. Mention that awesome flat-screen TV you’re selling or other specifics that may entice potential buyers. Also, be sure to include your exact address and any landmarks it’s near so it’s easy to find.

Clean your items as well as you can – People are more likely to purchase a piece of furniture that isn’t covered with dust or an article of clothing that doesn’t have stains all over it. 

Select the right day – Weekends are usually the best choice – particularly in the morning when people are out running errands. Also, since many folks get paid on the 1st and 15th of the month, it may help to strategically plan your yard sale around this. 

As always, when cleaning out any part of the home, it’s important for people who suffer from allergies and asthma to use cleaning products, such as those from EnviroRite, that will effectively remove allergens without aggravating their symptoms. It’s also advisable to invest in a respirator mask, since these devices can ensure that you don’t breathe in dust, mold, pet dander or other irritants. 

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