Garage sales can be relatively easy to set up but here are a few tips I have picked up along the way to make your Garage Sale a stress free day.
- Plan ahead
Make sure you have gone through everything that you don’t want or need anymore.
- Evaluate worth
Have a set price in mind for your items, if you don’t know the value of something then possibly bring in a second-hand dealer to see if you have anything of value
- Mark items higher than your set price
This will give you bargaining power and then buyer will think they are getting a deal. A great way to price things is to get coloured stickers – Green is $2, Yellow is $5 and so on.
- Do not reduce the price to early.
Don’t start out your day by dropping prices, tell someone if they want a reduced price they should come back toward the end of the day and if its still there you will consider it.
- Set a specific start time
Don’t budge on start times as you will get professional deals knocking on your day anywhere from 5:30am onwards.
- Sufficient change
Have a float of money with all denominations of change and be prepared for people to hand you large bills to pay for things worth only a couple of dollars.
- Wrap fragile items
Keep some newspaper handy to wrap up the fragile items and plastic bags or boxes are a great idea too.
Make sure you home is secure, keep the doors locked so no one can enter while you aren’t looking.
It’s really important to make your garage sale look terrific and to group items in a logical way. We spent a lot of time setting it up so that it was appealing to walk through.