If you have a bunch of old stuff lying around your home, it may be time to have a garage sale. Having a garage sale is an excellent way to get rid of things you don’t use anymore — and perhaps haven’t touched in years. If you decide to have a garage sale, we at Schaller & Thomas Family Insurance recommend creating a home inventory list afterwards.
Clear Out Your Home’s Clutter
To make the most of a garage sale, plan it well ahead of time. Go through every room in your home, including the attic and basement, searching for things you could sell. As you find items you don’t need, place them in one spot. Once you’ve gone through your home, price everything. We suggest pricing it low, to increase the likelihood of it selling.
Once you have everything gathered and priced, all that’s left is to put it out and advertise your garage sale. If you’ve prepared well, you should be able to unload a lot of items.
Create a Home Inventory List
In the days following your sale, go through your home again and make a home inventory list. A home inventory list is a list of all your personal possessions. It’s useful when you’re shopping for insurance, as you can make sure a policy provides the personal property coverage you need, and if you need to file a claim.
If you’d like to shop around for insurance after you have a home inventory list, contact us at Schaller & Thomas Family Insurance. We’ve helped many homeowners in Phoenix, AZ find home insurance, and we can find you a policy that will insure your personal possessions. You can reach our agency through our website.