One man’s trash is another man’s treasure
I am the opposite of a hoarder. I like to purge, clean out, and organize whenever the mood strikes. I’ve moved a lot over the years so I’ve had many successful garage sales and some not so successful so I’ve learned a few things about what works and what doesn’t. It’s a great time of year to clean out that garage and basement, organize those closets, and earn a little mad money for all that stuff you don’t need.
Give yourself enough time to get ready for the sale. Don’t fool yourself: These sales are hard work so have a game plan. Take a few weeks to go through your entire house and give yourself enough time to clean out your house out from top to bottom. It’s cathartic and you’ll feel great when you’re done. Make signs and plan where you’ll hang them. When the sale is over, be sure to take them down and either recycle them or save them for next year’s sale.
2. Be prepared.
Have plenty of one dollar bills and quarters so you can make change for your patrons. Have a calculator nearby and keep a bunch of grocery bags on hand so you can offer them to your customers. People tend to come in waves and it will get hectic when there’s a rush, so have your money on you and keep an eye on small items. At a previous sale of ours, a pair of earrings were stolen during the chaos.
A neighborhood-wide sale attracts people. You’ll get more traffic and likely sell more, so encourage neighbors to clean out that basement and let go of all that stuff they’ll never use. There’s a fun vibe in the air when lots of neighbors are out; it gives your hood a good energy… Read entire article at Parent Society.