It’s official: America has Marie Kondo fever. Even if you haven’t seen her smash Netflix hit “Tidying Up,” you have probably heard of Marie Kondo and maybe even heard her name used as a verb—it seems like everyone is “Marie Kondo-ing” their homes and lives. If you’re ready to take charge and “tidy up” this spring, we recommend a clean-up and yard sale before the full heat of summer hits Houston.
First things first: decide what to donate and what to keep and sell. Some items are not appropriate for sale, but could be donated—used towels might be too worn to sell, for example, but can be useful to a local dog rescue.
Leave pricing your sale items for later; concentrate on sorting, organizing, and decision-making. Once you are done sorting, it’s time to turn all of your attention to the “sale” pile.
Organizing a Garage Sale
If organizing a day-long garage sale seems stressful, use these tips to help you get organized:
The day of your garage sale will be a busy one! Keep things running smoothly by being prepared: