How to Have a Yard Sale

Have a Yard Sale

There are secrets to having a successful yard or garage sale. The best yard sales require lots of work, but it's worth it when you count your profits at the end of the day. Follow these few steps to create a yard sale that attracts people and leaves you with some cash.

  • There are secrets to having a successful yard or garage sale.
  • Follow these few steps to create a yard sale that attracts people and leaves you with some cash.

Decide if you have enough items to hold a yard sale (the more the better).

Choose a date.

Move all of your yard sale items into one place, such as the garage or a storage area.

Put a price tag on everything, no matter how small.

Decide how you will set the sale up. Be sure all items will be openly displayed so that people don't have to dig through boxes to find things.

Call your local newspaper about a week before the yard sale, and buy an ad that will appear the day before and the day of the sale. The ad should contain your address, the date and hours of your sale, and a summary list of what you have to offer.

Arrange all items on tables or whatever you are going to display them on the day before the sale. Keep the table in the garage or storage area overnight.

  • Decide how you will set the sale up.
  • Arrange all items on tables or whatever you are going to display them on the day before the sale.

Go to the bank and get $50 in $1s, $5s, and change.

Put the money in a cash box.

Place signs around your neighborhood on the morning of the sale advertising the sale and giving the address.

Open the garage door at the specified hour and move the tables out.

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