Moving? Consider A Garage Sale


toronto storage unit garage saleMost of us, when we move, take things with us that we are never going to use. These are items that will take up floor space or sit on our shelves just wasting space. That is why it is a good idea to plan a garage sale to give away or sell off whatever you absolutely do not need. This will save you time and money when it comes time for your actual move.

Planning a garage sale with the items in your Toronto storage unit is not rocket science but there are some things you should keep in mind:

Choose a date not too close to the move

Just like everything else, you never want to leave planning your garage sale or having it for that matter, until the last minute.

You might also want to consider holding your sale on the weekend as that will ensure the most visitors possible. If however, you need to have it during the week, try to schedule it for Thursday or Friday, those days and the weekends are when people are most likely to shop at garage sales.

Choose a good time

Most people seem to shop at garage sales between the hours of 6 am and 12 pm so plan accordingly.

Gather your goods

If you have a Toronto storage unit this will be easy. Just choose the items you think you should get rid of and load up the truck. If you have your Toronto storage unit through Valet Storage, just let us know what to bring to you and we will have it delivered in time for your garage sale.

Price things right

If you over price things nothing is going to sell. It is a good idea to browse around online and in your local paper to see what those types of items sell for on average. This will help you keep products moving.


The best way to make sure that you get plenty of buyers at your garage sale is to make sure people know it is happening. You might want to consider putting up signs in your neighbourhood or even advertising in your local paper if it is going to be a big sale with some awesome items.

If you are looking to save some money on your move you might also want to consider ditching the movers all together.

We at Valet Storage can provide you with the services that you get from movers but with the added convenience of a Toronto storage unit. To learn just how we can help you save time and money on your move or to set up an appointment, give us a call today.