Yard sale season is in full swing! Whether you are looking to declutter your home or need to make some quick cash, holding a yard sale is great way to do both. Having a yard sale can seem a little daunting especially if you haven’t held one before, but if you follow these tips, you will be off to a great start!
Choose the right day and time. The most popular day for a yard sale is Saturday but if you have a lot of stuff to sell, you could make your sale into a two-day event. As far as time, the earlier you start, the better. Most extreme yard sale shoppers like to get to the sales super early to ensure they get the best bargains and selection. After looking into the best time to start you sale, statistics showed 7:00 AM!
Think about hosting a pre-sale. The night before your yard sale, invite friends and family over to shop. The more you sell at your pre-sale, the less you will have to drag out the next day.
Put visible price tags on all of your items. Shoppers are more likely to buy if they don’t have to ask for the price of something. It is easier for the shopper and whoever is helping you with the sale to know the exact cost of that awesome Snuggie that’s still in the box.
Take the sentimental value out. When you are considering what price sticker you want to attach to that sweater your great grandma gave you, remember that shoppers aren’t going to pay more for something just because it has sentimental value to you. I know the sweater may be like new and your great grandma is no longer with us, but try your hardest to price things realistically and for what they are actually worth.
Create stand-out signage. Use old cardboard boxes and some cheap neon paint or thick permanent markers. Just make sure your sign is legible and has the date, time and address all included. I can’t tell you how many times I see a yard sale sign with an arrow, then I follow the arrow, then never see another sign in sight after that. Think about placement and of course, if you can hang your signs at a busy intersection, that would be a great place to start.
Don’t forget your selling accessories! A few important things to have is change, plastic grocery bags to help shoppers haul away their new found treasures and something like an apron or fanny pack to keep your cash on you.
Anything you’d like to add? What are some of the things you did when holding a successful yard sale?