It is yard sale time but not all yard sales are created equal. If you want to throw a killer yard sale that will produce real results, I’ve got a few tips and tricks that will knock your socks off. Take a look.
When all of your junk has piled up higher than you can reach, it’s time to throw yard sale. So, if you’re going to get rid of your stuff, you might as well make a little bit of money off of it. Here are 20 tips to making your yard sale a success.
24 yard sale tips and tricks
- Advertise ahead of time on Facebook Marketplace and local classifieds.
- Make your yard sale advertisements sound like it’s the best yard sale in the world.
- Hang signs the night before (you’ll already be busy the morning of the yard sale).
- Start gathering garage sale items ahead of time so you’re not doing it the night before.
- Use bright-colored posters to advertise so they are easy to spot.
Yard sale price is right
- Don’t get attached to your junk. It’s not worth as much as you think.
- Label prices on the big ticket items.
- Display a table of stuff where everything is 50 cents or $1.
- Hang shirts on hangers so it’s easy to sort through options.
- Put the items you want to sell the most front and center.
Time to get organized
- Use Venmo for as many purchases as you can. You don’t have to deal with as much change.
- Get at least 20 dollar bills and a handful of quarters before the garage sale starts.
- Invite your neighbors to participate. Lots of stuff means lots more traffic.
- Start early. You’ll beat the heat and you’ll be surprised how many people show up at 7 a.m.
Presentation is everything
- Get your kids involved by selling their own items like suckers, cookies or their own little toys.
- Stick around all day. You’ll be surprised how many people show up later in the day.
- Take time to display items neatly on tarps on the grass and on tables. People don’t like digging through boxes.
- Don’t bug people while they are browsing. People don’t like being pressured.
- Be willing to barter. Do you want to get rid of your stuff or not?
- List high-priced items separately on classifieds.
- Don’t try to sell items that are broken. No one wants it.
- Leave all the left overs for free on the curb, then post it on classifieds. You’ll be surprised how fast it walks away.
I hope these tips help you with your next yard sale. Do you have any other suggestions for a good garage sale? Leave your comments below.
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