Do you have stuff in your home that you need to sell? Perhaps you have some suits or dresses that no longer fit, an older living room set that you've just had replaced, or a vinyl record collection you've been hanging onto for years and years. Of course, this is excellent preparation for readying your home to sell and before you bring in a home stager.
If a traditional garage sale is not an option for you (i.e. apartment condo living), there are other ways to sell those items.
For example, you could rent a stall for the weekend at a local flea market/ farmers market like Old Strathcona Farmers' Market or St. Albert Farmers’ Market (yes, there are others). This is relatively inexpensive and can be a fun activity for the whole family. Another option is to advertise in your local community newspaper. Advertising rates in local publications like Edmonton Examiner are often much lower than in major newspapers like the Edmonton Journal or Edmonton Sun.
You can also advertise on the internet. There are several websites, such as Craigslist.com (not very popular in Edmonton & Kijiji.com (VERY popular in Edmonton) where you can advertise for free. Heck, if you want to declutter/down size, you may as well make money at it.
If you have any comments or some other great locations and free websites to sell your excess stuff, please let me know thru my contact page.