Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Woodland Hills Movers
50 followers
50 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
 11 Tips for Holding a Moving Sale
The less you pack, the less you move, and the less you unpack. Having a moving sale is a great way to get rid of things that are no longer used regularly, and is also a good way to make some extra cash. Her are 11 tips for hosting a moving sale:
1-      Make a rule, and set it in stone, before you start deciding on what to get rid of. Choose a certain amount of time that an item has not been used, and stick to that time, when deciding if it is something you should hang onto or sell. If it hasn’t been used in a year, then you probably won’t miss it!
2-      Choose a number of items per day that you are going to plan on putting in the “moving sale” pile. This will ensure that you continue to decide to get rid of items, and you aren’t stuck with few items to sell when you moving sale day arrives.
3-      Invite friends! By inviting friends to help on sale day, you can feel less pressure on you to talk to and answer questions from people who stop to look at your items. Providing pizza and drinks is usually all it takes for a few friends to jump on board to help. It can also be useful to invite friends over when rummaging through items to sell. Friends have no problem telling you whether or not you will actually use something you haven’t touched in months, and will probably encourage you to part ways with things you might think you still need.
4-      Quickly wiping down and cleaning items can make them more appealing to potential customers. By taking the time to make sure items look presentable, more things will be sold, resulting in more cash and less clutter for you. A little dusting can go a long way!
5-      Organize your sale. Place all clothing in one area, all toys in another, electronics together etc.. This will make it easier for customers to browse when they are looking for specific items, as well as being easier on you when a customer might ask if you have something they are looking for.
6-      Advertise! By getting the word out about your sale, you will increase the number of people who come looking for items. Facebook and Craigslist are great, free ways to spread the word about your moving sale. Newspapers can also be a good place for advertisement, and a great way to reach people who do not use social media and internet. Good old fashioned signs on telephone poles are helpful too, and should be hung at least a week before the date of the sale. Using bright colored poster board and bold lettering is the best way to attract the attention of people walking and driving through busy intersections. Be sure to include the date, location and time when advertising for your moving sale.
7- Put price stickers on the items you are selling. It is much easier to have customers know what you are selling an item for immediately when they pick it up, as opposed to having to ask somebody about the price of every item. Keep in mind, lower prices sell items. The more fairly the items are priced, the more items you will sell.
8- If time winds down, and you still have a lot of items left to sell, it is beneficial for you to mark the prices down. This will help to get rid of the remaining for sale items, and will get you cash for things you will probably end up donating if they don’t sell.
9- Refreshments! People are drawn to food and drinks. If you have any children, have them set up a lemonade stand with cups of lemonade and cookies. Not only does this keep the children involved, but people have trouble saying no to stopping and buying lemonade from cute children!
10- Make sure you have change for big bills. When customers decide to purchase something you are selling, the last thing you want to have to do is run to the bank to break a $50 dollar bill. Having a good amount of singles, fives, and tens, as well as quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies is crucial.
11- Start your sale early, people who regularly go to yard sales, generally like to go first thing in the morning. Remember, “The early bird gets the worm!” is a motto often used, and shoppers are prepared to be the first ones to arrive at your yard sale.

Please call us for more info:(818)436-6525
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
7 Tips for Planning a Military Move
According to Military.com, active military members make a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) move every 2-4 years. Not only do military families move frequently, often times they aren’t given much notice before a move, causing moving day to become extremely stressful. These 7 tips can help to ensure that your military move goes as smoothly as possible.
When orders are received, if possible make a trip to the location of your future home in order to scope out the area. Make note of what is important to you, and if it is possible to rent a home or apartment near those things. Researching the area online can be helpful as well, but getting a firsthand look at the location can help to ensure you move your family to a good and convenient neighborhood.
Downsize. Keep in mind that everything that you pack up in boxes to move, will eventually need to be unpacked. This is a perfect opportunity to get rid of items that you no longer use regularly. Some efficient ways to do this are to set small goals, such as everyday you pack get rid of 7 items, donate one garbage bag per week to charity, etc. Donating items to resale stores or selling them at yard sales or on craigslist are all great ways to feel like you are not just throwing away items that other families could find useful. Make it a rule that if the item has not been used or worn within the past year, it goes in the donation pile. Small goals can lead to major downsizing without even realizing it.
Take an inventory. Having all of your items written on list can become extremely helpful in making sure all of your items get from point A to point B. Even better than a list, is taking pictures of all of your belongings.
Create a binder/folder. Having a binder filled with all important documents, birth certificates, moving information, military orders, etc. can be very useful. Instead of having to rummage through boxes of paperwork when important documents are requested, everything is kept in the same place.
Be sure to keep out your necessities. When civilians plan moves, they have control over what goes on which truck to be delivered where they want, when they want. Being in the military, you are probably somewhat accustomed to plans changing at the last minute, and in order to be best prepared it is important to keep the important things easily accessible. The last thing you will want to do is go the store for shampoo and toothpaste when you’re moving truck gets delayed.
Take pictures. While your new place is completely empty, take pictures of all rooms and structures. This will ensure that any damage that is already done to the property is not blamed on you when your next move arrives. Military families move, on average, every 2-4 years. Keeping photo documentation of carpet, windows, cabinets and doors can ensure that when the time comes to move again, you won’t be blamed for the previous resident’s carelessness.
Frequently moving can be trying on families and often times can be an emotional life event. When finding out where your next move will be, try to write down 5 positive things about your new location. Is your new apartment within walking distance to a pool or park? Are you only a 5 minutes drive from the grocery or nearest mall? Keeping a positive outlook when planning a military move can make a huge difference in how smoothly the move will go.

Please call us for a free quote (818)436-6525

http://woodlandhills-movers.com/planning-a-military-move.html
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded