*Declutter and Gather in Bedrooms and Closets. Learn to declutter the entire house.
*Organize and meet initially with neighbors and family to have a "Block Sale."
Make up a flyer inviting everyone to participate in a block garage sale. Make sure to list a time for interested parties to get together to meet. Having individual sales at each home will make the block an attraction without having to coordinate setup and pricing with a large group of individuals. Basically the group needs to decide on a day about 4 weeks away. Advertising strategies can be discussed. The cost of a newspaper ad could be split between participants. Decide ahead of time to not allow early sales as a courtesy to neighbors who may not be participating, and to customers who may be disappointed on arriving on time to find the item they wanted sold.
*If there is no one interested in participating in the sale in your neighborhood, coordinate friends and family to participate. Larger sales attract more people.
*Check out the regulations for your community.Does each household need a permit?
What are the regulations for advertising with signs?
What are the time and day constraints for your community
*Begin saving plastic grocery bags to use.