Having a garage sale is simple. You open your garage, throw some signs up, and wait for people to come and give you money for your stuff. Like most things in life though, if you put a little extra effort into your garage sale, you will get rid of your items quicker and make more money.
If you’re going to go through the trouble of having a garage sale, you might as well do the necessary things to ensure it’s a success. With a few tricks, you can go above and beyond an average garage sale and make it one to remember!
But first, you should ask yourself if you should even have a garage sale.
When to Consider Having a Garage Sale
If you’re super busy, it’s probably not the best time to have a garage sale. If decluttering is on your list of things to do, but you don’t have a lot of time, it’s probably best to donate your items to a thrift store. You won’t make money, but your space will be clutter-free, and you’ll have helped a business keep its doors open.
House prices are rising around the country. Buying a house is more complicated than ever for many. Statistics show Millennials are not buying homes at the rate of previous generations. If they’re not buying houses at the pace they once were, they are living with their parents, other family members, and friends. Or they’re making a rent payment to a landlord.
Paying rent is a choice many make for a variety of reasons. In addition to the ever-increasing price of homeownership, many choose to rent to keep their lives simple. Renting allows flexibility in location. The typical lease is a one-year commitment. If you don’t like where you live, you can move in a year.
Additionally, there are no upkeep expenses for renters. There are no roofs to replace, no landscaping, painting, windows, appliances, etc. to repair and replace. You have a fixed rent and utilities – that’s about it.
For the most part, it’s hassle-free living at its best. Any remaining headaches encountered by renters likely arise from the old-school methods many landlords still rely on for collecting applications, rent, etc.
Fortunately, new technology has advanced to the point where it’s now possible to pay rent without writing a check. Banks, credit card companies, and the like, offer several options. Today, I want to introduce you to a creative, innovative company that provides a unique way to pay your rent and earn extra benefits for doing so. That company is Findigs.
There are many reasons you may want to start building a capsule wardrobe. I mean, you didn’t land on this article by chance. You came here for a reason.
Minimizing and simplifying our lives is more than a trend that Marie Kondo came up with when we created her tidying up technique. It is opening our eyes to the fact that less is more.
You could be sick of the clutter and the decision making fatigue it has on you. Your clothes shouldn’t stress you out.
You are meant to feel comfortable in your clothes, and that includes deciding what you will wear.
The decision-making process for what we wear every morning is an interesting one. For some, it is a creative process of self-expression when we pick out pieces of clothing and pair them together.
For others, it’s just to put something clean on that fits with what you are doing that day, whether it’s going into an office or working outside.
And then some already have a uniform assigned for what they wear to work such as nurses, restaurant workers, caterers, mechanics, etc. Or you might work from home and not have to worry as much about what you wear day-to-day.
Either way, I think a capsule wardrobe (and the varying types of capsule wardrobes) can benefit anyone.
The SEC set the definition of the wealthy with their accredited investor definition. To be eligible to invest in these alternative investments, one has to have an income of at least $200,000 (individual) or $300,000 (joint) for the last two years. Additionally, the rule states the investor expects income to continue going forward.
If the income requirement is not met, accredited investors must have a net worth of at least $1,000,000 (exclusive of personal residence). Though that group is growing, it leaves out millions of people who could benefit from the diversification offered by this asset class.
One common theme in the early days of these investments was high fees. In the beginning, managers charged investors 2% of the amount invested plus 20% of profits.