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Hosting an Online Yard Sale: 3 easy steps to declutter your home and get rid of your stuff

Hosting an Online Yard Sale: 3 easy steps to declutter your home and get rid of your stuff

Host your own online yard sale to quickly and easily organize your home

My family just moved from San Francisco to Charlotte, and in the process we discovered that we had somehow accumulated more stuff than we wanted. Like that second
@Hair dryer
that we never used. Or the
@Old toiletries
and bars of soap we had picked up at hotels (why did we even bother saving those anyway 🤔?).

Hosting an online yard sale

You’ve heard the old adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So we decided to purge our things with an online yard sale. We had a few requirements in mind:
We were moving in 2 weeks so we needed a quick and easy way to get rid of stuff
Because of COVID-19 and limited space in San Francisco, we couldn’t spread all our things in front of our house and put up a poster - it had to be all virtual.
Out stuff was split into two groups:
, so we needed an easy way to merchandize both groups.

We settled on hosting our own online yard sale by building a marketplace “app” with this Coda doc. After a few tips from Maria Kondo (and honing our “joy sparking” instincts), we began listing the stuff around the house that we wanted to get rid of.

Mission accomplished

After categorizing our stuff, we published and sent the
section of this doc out to our friends and neighbors. The process ended up being fast, easy, and totally impressed our friends. Almost everyone who picked up an item made a comment like, “
Wow, that was so organized and simple to use!

It went so well, in fact, that I’ve decided to share with you the steps and doc we used to manage it. I call it the Online Yard Sale Toolkit. I sincerely hope it helps you tidy up your own home!

You can host your own virtual yard sale in 3 easy steps:
List your items in
Share your
doc with friends and neighbors
Track your progress in
and enjoy a less cluttered home!

Ready to get started? Copy this doc (it’s free and easy to use)👇

Host my own online yard sale

Now that you have your own copy of the doc you’re ready to list

What happens after the online yard sale?

The process of decluttering your things is just that - a process. I found it helpful to approach it in waves. The first wave was hosting a virtual yard sale for our friends and neighbors with this doc. But many items made it past the first wave, so we turned to additional channels to sell, donate, move, or store our things.

Click on the triangles below to explore my favorite tips and FAQ’s for tidying up the rest of your things.



Moving or storing

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