BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a time for lemonade, sprinklers, boating and barbecuing. Unfortunately, cluttered spaces easily turn a sweet summer sour. But there's good news: according to a national consumer survey, organizing drawers, closets and garages is by far the most rewarding household chore.* And with National Garage Sale Day on August 11, 2012, victims of household clutter will have an opportunity to reward themselves by throwing garage sales of their own. Gladiator® GarageWorks, the leader in garage organization, knows that the rewards of hosting a transformative garage or yard sale can be exceptional.
"If you're going to choose one household project to tackle this summer, choose organization by hosting a garage sale," said Tim Keaton, senior marketing manager, Gladiator® GarageWorks. "You won't find a chore more rewarding, aesthetically or psychologically. Additionally, newly available space and garage sale earnings make this time of year a great one to invest in the right organizational system for your garage, basement or mudroom."
Gladiator® GarageWorks offers the following tips for hosting a successful garage sale:
- Prep and stage items for maximum sales potential. Selling old dishes? Run them through the dishwasher before the sale. Tap in to your inner designer with your clothes isle. Organize garments by color or on multiple heights for extra visual appeal.
- Price items as package deals. Pricing ten separate rolls of wrapping paper at a dollar each might net you a few bucks, but sell the whole bunch for $6 or $7, and you'll watch Frosty and all of his buddies roll away all at once.
- Host events at your garage sale. If you're trying to get rid of some golf clubs, advertise and host a putting challenge. Grill up some burgers and dogs, and give them out to the first dozen shoppers. The fun atmosphere will be infectious, and people will be more likely to buy.
This year, Gladiator® brand is incentivizing homeowners to get organized this National Garage Sale Day. From August 3 – 31, 2012, consumers can enter to win the durable and versatile Gladiator® Rack Shelving, perfect for storing bulky items, by visiting the sweepstakes tab on Facebook.com/GladiatorGW.
For more information about Gladiator® GarageWorks, visit www.GladiatorGW.com.
About Gladiator® GarageWorks
Gladiator® GarageWorks is the leader in garage organization delivering innovative solutions that allow garage owners to organize their space in a way that suits their individual storage needs. It is the only garage organization system to offer coordinated appliances designed for the harsh garage environment. Gladiator® GarageWorks offers a Premier pre-assembled line and Ready-to-Assemble line for do-it-yourselfers. Products are available through local garage dealers, retailers including Sears and Lowe's or via http://www.GladiatorGarageWorks.com.
* 2012 survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation
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