So you put up posters around the neighborhood, created a Facebook event to gather the most people for a garage or a yard sale. You organized neatly to attract prospective buyers. But at the end of the day, you just didn’t quite sell everything you were looking to get rid of.

While you’ve thankfully said good riddance to the items that you sold and there’s significantly less of a mess, what are you going to do with that big pile of clutter that no one purchased?

Typical garage sale leftovers

We get it. It can be frustrating getting rid of things you don’t need in your home and what makes it worse is that these items are ones you wanted to recoup a little bit of profit on.

When deciding what to do with any leftover items from your recent yard sale consider what type of items are remaining.

Items like furniture taking up floor space in your garage where you should be parking your car or an old grill that still works are prime examples of items that can be recycled or donated. Sports equipment, unwanted books, clothes and small appliances are great items to give a new home.

If your leftover yard sale items are becoming a headache, here’s what to do to make sure the useless junk you already uncluttered for your garage sale project stays out permanently!

What do you do after a garage sale?

Most of what to do after a garage sale deals with donation, specifically finding local donation centers, as well as pick up. But there are a few steps you can take beforehand that could help.

Decluttering all leftover garage sale items

Much in the same way you had to declutter your space prior to the sale, you’re probably going to have to do the same decluttering process afterwards, as well. Are there items still around that you actually were hoping won’t get sold so you can hold on to them yourself?

Maybe the old couch you had at your parent’s place holds some good memories. Go through the decluttering of your home process again to identify what you really need.

Take a unique spin on trying another garage sale.

A good practice if you’re still trying to sell off your items and aren’t quite ready for donation is to list the remaining items online.

Resources online like the Facebook Marketplace, EBay and Freecycle are good places to start.

What to do with garage sale leftovers?

The process to getting rid of leftover junk after a garage sale really isn’t all that different from preparing for the sale in the first place. You’ll want to identify what items you need removed, and what you want to keep in your home.

The end goal, however, is the same: getting the useless junk out. It’s just that now there are different steps you’ll need to take.

Chances are, you’ve stumbled across the blog because you’ve tried the other avenues. You’ve recycled, you’ve even tried to sell off your items. The issue, however, still remains. You might be left wondering who can help you pickup after a garage sale?

Simply put, clutter just doesn’t go away with one simple step. Rather, it can build up daily in between the hustle and bustle of life’s daily activities.