It’s that time again! All the snow has melted and low and behold there is an actual driveway leading to your garage! It’s the perfect time to rummage through your home to find items you aren’t using anymore and pass them on to new owners.
Holding a garage sale can seem like a stressful burden, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these simple tips to put on the best garage sale your block has seen in years! After it’s all said and done, you’ll have a nice chunk of change to add to your savings account.
The first thing to figure out is what are you going to be selling. Search the vast corners of your house for things to sell, everywhere from the storage in your basement to the bottom depths of your closet.
Items to consider are clothes, toys, old baby supplies, sports equipment, cooking appliances, books, DVDs, and furniture. Remember, garage sales are a perfect way to get rid of those sweaters grandma bought you for Christmas or the sports equipment laying around in your garage. Clear out the clutter!
After you’ve gathered your items, organize them into separate categories, create signs to help shoppers navigate the sale (i.e. Books, Small T-shirts) and price everything (fairly).
Once you’ve organized, make sure you stop at the bank to get some spare cash to make change for customers, including coins!
Don’t forget the last step that will make or break your garage sale: Advertising! Make sure you get the word out that you’ll be throwing the best garage sale in town! Newspapers are handy for this, as well as craigslist and Front Porch Forum. Then, on the day of your sale, get up early and to put up beautiful signs around your block, leading the way to your garage sale.
Last but not least, always make sure you have some help. Having a few helpers around will help you keep an eye on the sale and allow for more hands to help your lovely patrons.