Yes, it is time for your annual yard sale. Nowadays, a range of well-known and new websites can take your yard sale to the next level and save you time, effort, and money. However, even in the digital age, the perks of an old-school yard sale are real.
Here are some tips to have a great yard sale:
Tip 1: Follow your local rules and purchase a garage sale permit before your scheduled day.
Tip 2: Consider your online options, such as EBAY, Amazon Trade-In, and Facebook Marketplace.
Tip 3: Spread the word on social media a week before the sale. Include the types of items you are selling, starting and ending times, and your address.
Tip 4: Perfect your signs by using neon colored posters roughly 15” x 15” so the signs will stand out but won’t flap in the wind. Then, keep it simple: Write “YARD SALE” with an arrow and include your address.
Tip 5: Make your goods look good by hanging clothes on a rack, arrange jewelry neat on a table, only show clean goods, and cover tables with a nice tablecloth.
Tip 6: Be creative and encourage lingering by providing a freebie bin of small toys or books or provide light refreshments.
Before you start selling, make sure you do your homework to ensure there are no hidden treasures. Then, follow these tips and you will have a successful yard sale. Happy selling!