Filing your personal taxes can be easier than it used to be. Unfortunately, what you could claim last year may not be the same this year. I have compiled a list of the common personal tax laws that have changed since last tax season on my website. I have also provided several tips that can help you get the biggest return possible without manipulating your tax forms. You can learn how to get the biggest return while following the IRS guidelines so you do not have to worry about tax audits or getting a penalty letter a few years after getting your check.
Moving can come with a lot of unique challenges, ranging from needing to pack everything safely to determining how large of a moving truck you'll need. In many cases, you'll find that you have a lot more things then you're willing to bring along on your move. In order to downsize and move with only the essentials, consider the benefits of hosting a yard sale before your movers arrive.
Use This Opportunity to Get Rid of Extra Belongings
From clothing that no longer fits properly to furniture that doesn't suit your personal style any longer, it's likely you have a lot of things you'll want to get rid of during your yard sale. A good way to be confident you're getting everything you no longer need is to get your whole family involved. By bringing less things along for the move, you'll be able to rent a smaller moving truck and save money in the process.
Give Your Neighbors a Chance to Get Involved
It's common for many people to have a lot of belongings they're holding on to and no longer need. When planning a move, it's a good idea to ask your neighbors if they're interested in doing a joint yard sale to garner more traffic. With enough people involved, you can host a large block sale and get a ton of traffic interested in your sale.
Make Advertising a Priority
Advertising is one of the most important things you need to address when planning a yard sale before moving. To get the most attention around your moving sale, consider posting an advertisement online, in the newspaper, and putting up plenty of yard sale signs to garner interest.
Don't Forget the Importance of Price Tags
Depending on how many things you'll be getting rid of, you may be tempted to skip the usual price tagging and simply barter with potential buyers instead. The problem with this is that if your yard sale becomes too busy, it can be difficult to get fair prices for your items and that can lead to regrets afterward. With a clear price tag on each item, you'll be able to get the price you want on your belongings.
Planning to hold a yard sale before a move can help tremendously in downsizing so that you move more efficiently. By learning more about how to host a successful yard sale, you'll be able to move forward with the rest of planning for your move.Share
12 June 2015