How to Stage a Winning Garage Sale

Presentation goes a long way toward getting rid of your stuff at a garage or tag sale. Keep like goods together so that buyers know here to look, says Real Simple, and sort and hang better clothing by size so that you don’t need to keep folding and stacking it. Place the most desirable, big-ticket items at the end of the driveway to get people to stop, and make the event festive and inviting with a few streamers and some background music. Nobody wants to shop in silence!

Signage Makes the Sale

It won’t be much of a garage or yard sale if nobody shows up! That’s why you need signage that’s bright and readable to direct passersby to your location. Show the sale’s address, hours and any major items, and post the signs a day ahead of the sale start so that people can plan ahead to visit, the DIY Network says. You can also announce your sale using ads on Craigslist or in the local shopper. Be ready for the early birds, though—avid garage salers will often arrive before your sale’s posted start times.

Pricing Your Garage-Sale Stuff to Move

When pricing goods for a garage or yard sale, you need to hit a “sweet spot” where it’s difficult for potential buyers to walk away, while still paying enough to make it worth your while. Price everything before the sale begins, The Spruce says, and use color-coded stickers to discern between multiple sellers. Sticker everything individually—unless you have a box full of similar items such as books, records or DVDs. And finally, write “FIRM” on any item’s price you aren’t willing to haggle on.

Time for Garage Sales

Garage sale season is right around the corner! Don’t get stressed out a week before 一 start preparing for your sale today. Go through different rooms for items you no longer use, but are still in good condition for selling to your neighbors. Better yet, donate gently used kitchenware and clothes to us! Simply visit the ClothingDonations.org website, schedule a donation pick-up time, and we’ll take care of the rest.