Sell Your Stuff: Tips for a Successful Yard Sale – Part 2

In Part 1, we gave you tips for planning your date and location, choosing your sale items, and pricing your items. Now, we offer tips on advertising and organizing your sale!

Advertise!

  • Place ads in your local paper, on community bulletin boards, and by telling friends and family.
  • Add your sale to Craigslist.com because your listing will show up on the online Yard Sale Treasure Map, a real-time app for mobile phones.
  • If you make your own signs, use neon poster board and thick black permanent markers.
  • For a cheap freestanding sign, write on brown paper grocery bags, fill the bottom with rocks to hold them down, and place them strategically to direct customers to your sale.
  • Make sure your ads include date, time, address, and a couple of big ticket items to attract customers.

Set-up and Organize

  • Don’t forget change and a money box or bag. Guard it carefully.
  • Remove all obstacles in your yard to avoid trips and falls. Tape down cords, and keep your pets in safe areas where they are out of the way.
  • Use tables or shelves to neatly display items. Most shoppers won’t dig through boxes or piles.
  • Organize clothing by gender and size.
  • Keep an extension cord and extra batteries handy for customers to test items.
  • Have a table or two just for the men who tag along with their wives. When husbands are occupied, the wives have more time to shop!
  • Post a sign that says “All Sales Are Final” to avoid hassles later.

That’s not all! Get more great tips by reading Part 3 of this article!


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