Here are some great tips for how to price yard sale items — both ahead of time, and on-site during your garage sale. Plus, how you can find the true value for any item, so you know how much to ask for your yard sale items.
Thinking of having a yard sale or garage sale, but not sure how to get started? This is the Ultimate Yard Sale Guide -- where homeowners are sharing the best tips from their most successful yard sales. These are tips you won't find anywhere else! See which days are best for a yard sale, simple ways to advertise your sale, which items sell the best at yard sales, how to display items you're selling (on tables, the lawn, in boxes, on ladders, from poles, and more), the easiest way to price items, how to make creative yard sale signs, what to do if you get rained out...even how to sell your house in a yard sale!
When 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! So be sure to check the weather forecast. However, overcast days are often more successful than sunny, hot days!
In addition to neighborhood and directional signs which tell people how to FIND your yard sale, you’ll also want to hang a number of signs on-site at the yard sale itself. This will make it easier for people to find the prices AND locate similar items by ‘theme’. Here are some tips for making both types of yard sale signs — neighborhood & road signs, and price & description signs.
Here are the best ways to get the word out about your yard sale including: where to place yard sale advertisements and what to say in garage sale advertisements.
When it comes to neighborhood yard sales, I’ve always wondered if it’s better to take advantage of all the free advertising they do for you, or if you should take the time to write your own ads, hang your own signs, and pick your own date. Here’s what I’ve concluded….
I generally take about 2 months to leisurely put together everything I want to sell in my next yard sale. During this time, I’m also doing a bit of spring cleaning while purging all items we no longer wear or use. I tend to group items together by ‘theme’ and I start pricing items and printing out my signs at this point too. Here are some beginner tips for having a garage sale…
Thinking about going to the world’s longest yard sale? Here’s a review, so you’ll know what to expect and how to make the most of your trip!