April 26, 2016

Tips for a successful garage or yard sale

Yard sales are always effective to bring in a few hundred dollars, plus the bonus of getting rid of all your extra stuff and gaining a bit of space.  Audrey at Audrey Confidential has 8 great tips for creating an effective yard sale.  Here are four of her tips –


1. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. It’s been helpful to have a constant pot of coffee available for people who stop by, it’s a small investment and it really keeps people at your yard sale longer, especially on a cold morning (like it was for us today).

2. Write little notes next to each item, for example… “Great gift for the Holidays!” Give people a reason to have to buy an item. Many times you see items at yard sales and don’t even think that something might be good for a Birthday present, an anniversary gift or a Holiday gift, especially if something is NEW.

3. Lay out ALL the clothing you have on tables. I ran into this problem this morning, I didn’t have tables set up, I just had boxes and boxes of clothing for sale. People don’t always like rummaging through boxes, so I went to our basement and took out 4 tables and laid everything out, even folded items, too. This made it much for appealing to the eye and easier for people to see what I had available. I sold triple the amount of clothes in the next hour than I had all morning.

4. If you have NEW items that haven’t been touched or used, write NEW. People love seeing things that are gems at yard sales, these are those kinds of items to people.


There are four more unique tips she suggests, be sure to check them out on her blog! >>  Ways How to Make Extra Money at your Next Yard Sale



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