To host a yard sale is a reasonable approach to get rid of unwanted items from your house while you could also make some extra money. As for many Americans who would like to find deals and treasures, Going to yard sales has become a popular weekend hobby. If you could get everything ready before your yard sale, it could be a profitable as well as smooth event. The following tips could be helpful in this regard.
1. To choose items carefully.
If you want your yard sale to be successful, you need to consider the quality and amount of items you would like to sell. What you should choose should be the items that are no use to you any longer but might be value to others. When you decide the items to sell, you should not include those broken, stained or malfunctioning items, because they could turn off buyers. Items that you would sell well should cover baby items, books, children’s toys and tools as well as furniture. As for some items like adult clothing, decorations and dishes should be priced low so as to attract buyers.
2. To design your layout properly.
In order to make sure that the potential buyers would walk past all of your items and could easily approach you to pay for what you are selling, you had better design your yard sale layout properly. You should put the big ticket items near the road to attract customers. In addition, you should group similar items together in the way that would help buyers to find something they would like to get. To achieve the better visibility, you should place baby clothing and small items on tables.
3. To find a better time.
It is the good time for yard sales to be arranged all the year around, particularly in the South where weather is also nice in the winter. Generally speaking, spring and autumn should be the busy yard sale seasons, because at this time of season, people would clean out their houses while the weather is fairly ideal. As for the months of April, May and June, they would be particularly busy, since many yard sale shoppers would focus on buying useful items during this time. It is usually most convenient to hold a yard sale on weekend days, because both the seller and buyer are off the work. However many sales could be held on Thursday and Friday afternoons, since many potential buyers would receive their weekly paychecks these days.
4. To price your items correctly.
If you want to your buyers to determine a product’s price easily, you should set up a simple pricing scheme. You could buy yard sale kits that are available at big box retailers, and then use pricing stickers to label each individual item. Color-coded stickers could help you show an item’s price by a correlating color.
5. To do some advertising.
If you want to your yard sale to be a success rather than a low turnout, to advertise it would make a big difference. By doing so, you could place signs providing necessary information such as the address, date and time of your yard sale at major intersections nearby to attract customers. Additionally, you could also post ads on free online classified sites such as Craigslist in order to approach a bigger audience. Another way you could do with the yard sale is that you could print out fliers and distribute them to family, friends and coworkers to pass along to their contacts.