When a friend asked me if I wanted to bring stuff to her barn sale last weekend, I had already decided I needed to have several "micro" sales over the next year. I am trying to wrap my brain around moving a year from now, and it is a little overwhelming. So, if I try to "purge" a little at a time it will be easier (maybe).
Starting with my garden shed. Every year I have assembled planters and fairy gardens to sell in my outdoor vintage booth. So I've accumulated a ton of vintage "planters" and junk to put in them. As this planting season comes to a close, I want to get rid of everything that is leftover.
I found stacks of cute little fruit baskets in the shed, so I am using those to corral the chachis. $1 for the box and it's contents. Most things I brought to the sale are priced at $1. And now I have room to store my exterior paint in the shed while I am painting the house.
So, she only advertised on facebook. (First of all you would need more than the 20 "friends" I have on facebook for this to be useful.) This was surprisingly effective. And -- you sell a good portion of your items before you ever open the door (to people you know will actually come and will actually pay -- unlike Craigslist).
When you are the seller, this is a great thing. When you are a buyer, it is frustrating. I experienced this end of it earlier this spring. We arrived at a sale as they opened their doors, and half of the items were already "sold". As always with social media -- Facebook advertising has it's ups and downs.