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How to Host a Successful Tag Sale

If the
spring season has you wanting to declutter your home and get rid of
your old stuff, one of the most popular methods of doing so is
hosting a tag sale. Not only will a tag sale give your items a second
home, it can make you some extra money in the process. Just follow
these tips and you will be well on the way to hosting a successful

What you will need:

  • Blank
    posters, markers, and a stapler/tape to make signage.
  • Folding
    tables to display your goods.
  • Change
    for your customers – small bills and coins.
  • Bubble
    wrap, bags, and boxes for packaging items.
  • Stuff
    to sell!
  • Optional
    – music and refreshments to make the sale more enjoyable for your

What to do:

  1. Check local laws
    and regulations.
    important to familiarize yourself with any local regulations
    regarding tag sales. You want to make sure you aren’t breaking any
  1. Pick a time and a
    date for your sale.
    should pick a date at least two weeks in advance to give you time to
    prepare and spread the word.
  1. Decide what items
    you will be selling.
    these items and repairing any broken pieces will help them sell for
    more money. Determine a price for all of your items and mark them
  1. Advertise your
    tag sale.
    a week before your sale, start building hype by advertising it in
    your local newspaper or online outlets such as Craigslist. You can
    also post about it on your social media accounts to inform your
    friends and family.
  1. Post signage
    around your neighborhood.
    posting signs in your neighborhood two or three days before the
    sale. Make sure the signs are easy to read and include the date and
    time of the sale, as well as your address.
  1. Gather your
    day before the sale, make sure you have everything you need,
    including tables for displaying your items, packaging materials to
    wrap up your goods, and small bills and coins to make change for
    your customers.
  1. Set up your tag
    yourself two hours to do this. Make sure all items are properly
    marked and out on display. Add music and refreshments to make the
    shopping experience better for your customers.
  1. Final steps.
    the sale is over, make sure to take down any signage that you
    posted, and get rid of your leftover items. You can put them on the
    curb with a “FREE” sign, donate them to charity, or simply throw
    them away.
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How to Properly Dispose of Your Medicine

We have
a lot of medicine in our homes. Medicine for headaches, fevers,
coughs, colds, stomach aches, allergies, and more. Just like anything
else, this medicine comes with an expiration date. It is important to
know how to properly dispose of your old medication in order to avoid
potential contamination and poisoning.

not to do

  • Flush it down the
    the medicine’s instructions specifically call for it to be flushed,
    don’t do it. This could pollute your drinking water, as treatment
    stations aren’t very effective at removing these types of chemicals.

  • Throw it straight
    into the garbage.
    are asking for trouble if you take your medicine out of the bottle
    and throw it straight into the garbage. Pets and small children are
    very curious, and could potentially get their hands (or paws) on
    them. People have also been known to rummage through garbage cans
    intentionally searching for medicine.

to properly dispose of your medicine

  • Find a local
    takeback pharmacy.
    of facilities exist around the country that will take back your
    unused medicine. Find one near you by clicking here. If you can’t
    find one close you, contact your local law enforcement or the DEA to
    find out about any upcoming takeback programs in your area.
  • If there are no
    medicine recycling centers around you…
    can throw your medicine away, but do it safely. Combine the medicine
    with an undesirable substance (such as coffee grounds or kitty
    litter) and seal them in a plastic bag. This helps prevents children
    and animals from poisoning themselves.
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Let 866-We-Junk-It Give You A Hand With Your Spring Cleaning!

that time of the year again. Spring is around the corner, and
homeowners are putting the finishing touches on their spring cleaning
cleaning can include a variety of tasks, but many people have one
common item on their lists: de-cluttering their homes and getting rid
of their old junk. Basements, attics, garages, and sheds tend to
accumulate all of our unused stuff, and before you know it there is a
mountain of garbage.
heavy appliances, old furniture, and seemingly endless pile of boxes
can be overwhelming – that’s where we come in.
of New York City and Long Island can call on the help of 866 We Junk It to assist them with all of their spring cleaning needs. Our team
of professional junk removers are more than happy to give you an
extra hand removing heavy items or cleaning out the messy areas in
your home. We even provide demolition services for structures such as
old decks, pools, sheds, patios, and garages.
More of
the DIY type? We can still help! We offer rental dumpsters in sizes
of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 30 cubic yards. No matter what your project is
– from cleaning out a small shed to remodeling your enitre home –
we have a container size to meet your needs. Enjoy the convenience of
throwing your junk in our dumpster and letting us take care of the
matter what service you choose, you can rest assured knowing that
your waste will properly be disposed of. 866 We Junk It donates
salvageable items, and recycles any products which can be given a
second life. The only things we throw away is that which has no other
possible use.
We even
offer same-day services for last-minute projects in the New York City
and Long Island area! Ready to get started? Visit the 866 We Junk It website for a free quote, or give us a call at 866-935-8654.
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3 Storage Tips To Straighten Up Any Garage

garage was made for more than just parking your car, and it certainly
wasn’t designed to be a semi-organized landfill for your unused junk.
If you’ve got some organization problems in your garage, these three
tips can help clear it up.

Use PVC pipes to
organize your gardening tools

Gardening rakes, shovels, hoes, and brooms all have very long
handles, which can make storing and organizing them a chore. A little
bit of PVC pipe can take care of this. Just cut it into small
portions, drill it into your wall, and voila – a convenient storage
solution for your long-handled tools. Click here for step-by-step

Overhead sliding
storage for your bins

homeowners like to keep some of their extra stuff in those big,
plastic bins. While they are a flexible storage option that can
accommodate a variety of items, they can also take up a lot of
precious floor space. The solution: install an overhead storage
system where the bins can easily slide in and out. Click here to find
out how to do this simple DIY project.

your small items in mailboxes

Hanging up a few mailboxes on the inside of the garage is a quick and
easy solution for all of those small items that can clutter up a
drawer or a desk top. Just screw them into your wall, and start
storing! You can even use a stencil and paint to designate what each
box is for (ex: cleaning supplies, tools, etc.).
course, to use any of these tips, your garage can’t be packed to the
brim with junk. If you need help getting rid of the extra garbage in
your garage, give the professional junk removers at 866 We Junk It a
call. We offer rental dumpsters and clean out services to homeowners
across Long Island and New York City. Call 866-935-8654 today for a
free quote.