Garage Sale Tips: Do You Have A Rain Plan? What To Do If It Rains

raining-under-an-umbrella.jpgWhen it comes to having a successful yard sale, you should always have a rain plan.

Otherwise, if it rains, you’ve gone to a lot of work for nothing!

Following is some great advice if you’re contemplating having a garage sale, and you want to be prepared in case it rains…


Have A Rain Plan

This was my rain plan:

I’m only having my sale on one day — Saturday. If it rains, I’ll have the sale on Sunday. After that, rain or shine, whatever is left goes to Freecycle, where people will come pick it up from my porch — for FREE. Anything with “real” value, will immediately be sold on eBay.”

It didn’t rain. I made $220.

See what I did with everything that was left.




Some Things To Know In Case It Rains

Before you start advertising your yard sale, you’ll want to check the weather forecast for the coming weekend.

If it rains (especially a downpour) while people are shopping at your yard sale, everyone will want to seek shelter in your garage and on your covered porch.

The fact of the matter is, overcast days are often more successful than sunny, hot days. People will browse longer when the sun isn’t beating down on them. And it’s much more pleasant to shop when the temperatures aren’t scorching hot.

More great tips here: How To Make The Most Of A Rainy Day Yard Sale


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Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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