Here are my top 4 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale
UNDERSTAND THAT NOT ALL THINGS SELL EQUALLY AT A GARAGE SALE
When it comes to a garage sale, some items are more popular and sell better than others. Obviously, anything in good condition will sell better that something in poor condition.
Baby & kids clothing, toys, and gadgets sell super well as well as kitchen stuff (dishes, cookware, etc). Adult clothing can sell, but it’s generally not as popular as kids clothing. If you don’t have many of the best selling items, a garage sale might not be worth your time. Having things that are in high demand really is key to making good money at your sale.
CLEAN YOUR STUFF
Clean items sell much better than dirty, dingy looking items. So go ahead and clean any items that are dirty or dingy looking: wash the clothing so it smells fresh, clean any dishes or vases, and dust off anything that’s been in storage for a while. Dirty items can turn some buyers off completely. Even if they see just a few dirty items they may assume that everything is dirty.
PRICE EVERYTHING CLEARLY
Prices should be clearly, visibly marked for each item. Avoid making people ask or just saying “best offer.” This will turn a lot of shoppers off because some people (myself included) hate the awkwardness of having to ask prices or having to come up with an offer. When every item has a clear price it will make it easier for buyers to purchase.
DISPLAY ITEMS NICELY – PRETEND LIKE IT’S A STORE
The nicer your items are displayed, the more people will browse and buy. When everything is just thrown on a table, it’s hard for people to find what they want plus it just doesn’t look appealing. When you set it up more like a store, it encourages people to stick around, browse, and it helps them find just what they’re interested in.