Think about the amount of stuff that’s just sitting in your garage, basement, and the rest of your home that hasn’t been touched in the last year, or maybe more. These items are giving you an opportunity to utilize them one last time! Holding an outdoor garage sale is a great way to clean out your home while also making some profit. Here are a few tips you can use to plan a successful outdoor garage sale!
Pick the right location.
Do you live on a dead-end street or are your closest neighbors a mile or two done the road? Then chances are your garage sale won’t drum up a lot of business. If your location isn’t ideal, you should consider asking a friend or family member in a better location if they would mind if you set up shop in their driveway. Something as simple as a location change could mean the difference between selling everything and selling nothing at all.
Hang signs to advertise your garage sale to others.
No matter where you hold your garage sale, you’re going to want to draw as much attention as possible to it. An effective strategy in spreading awareness is hanging signs around the neighborhood and surrounding communities. It would be a good idea to hang signs near busier roads and in popular, local shopping centers where many people will see it. Make sure your signs include your garage sale details as well like time and location.
Put a price tag on everything and be ready to negotiate.
In the weeks leading up to your garage sale, it’s important to gather all of the items you plan on selling and give each a price tag. Deciding on your price beforehand will keep your sale organized and eliminate miscommunication between you and your customers. However, you should also be willing to negotiate, especially when the end of your sale looms near.
Erect tents to protect both shoppers and your items from the elements.
The weather will always be unpredictable no matter what the weatherman says. That’s why it’s always better to be prepared with a tent. If you put up tents on your property, your shoppers and your items will both be protected from the elements. Whether it’s raining or the sun is beating down that day, everyone will be more comfortable under a tent.
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