Running A Yard Sale: Hacks Everyone Needs To Know. You will find all kinds of little tips and hacks to get you through your Yard Sale with a smile!
Summertime means swimming, snow cones and yard sales or as we call them in NJ… garage sales. On the weekend it’s hard to drive very far without seeing a sign for a yard sale.
Once a year is a great time to clean out everything you don’t need or want and get ready to have your own garage sale.
Here are some yard sale hacks everyone should know for a successful sale.
Group Like Items
Make sure to group things together where people can find them.
Don’t put baby clothes in 2 places, keep them all together so people looking for baby clothes can find them. Also baby toys, if someone is buying baby clothes, have the baby toys nearby so they see those, too.
Movies, books, games, as well as clothes, shoes and the like can all be grouped together.
Get Change and Be Prepared
Make sure you get enough change to get started. Many times people will show up with a $20 bill and if you don’t have change for it, they move on.
Don’t lose a sale, just be prepared. Make sure to get enough change to start the day before your sale begins.
Start with scheduling a Local Facebook Event and invite everyone in your surrounding area.
Make some Yard Sale Signs you can attach to wooden stakes and place in the Yard. You can buy them prepared or you can make them yourself. (I recommend purchasing them… they are durable). A great idea is to attach some colorful balloons to the sign for extra attention. All the sign needs to say is Yard Sale or Garage Sale.
Make flyers to place around the area. Including a few bright colors makes them very visible. Once again, the signs only have to say Yard Sale or Garage sale with the address.
You can also put up a centrally located sign with the color coded pricing for your customers to see.
Post the event on Craigslist.
We wanted to make everything super simple for you… so we made you up a set of Signs with a touch of color to draw extra attention to them… all the signs you need to drive people to your space are waiting for you below… just click on the link!
Use A Sticker System Instead Of Pricing Everything
Save yourself the trouble of coming up with a price for everything and placing a price tag on it.
Instead use colored stickers and have one price for each yellow sticker, one price for each red sticker, and so forth. Write down on a notepad what price goes with which color sticker.
Don’t Sell Everything One By One
If you have assorted trinkets that can all be added to a bag or box, just price the whole bag or box instead of pricing each item.
People will likely rather take the whole bag than to dig through trying to find what they’d like out of the whole pile.
Invest In A Counterfeit Pen
Make sure to purchase a counterfeit pen to check bills and make sure they are real before you sell a bigger ticket item.
It looks like a highlighter and all you do is mark the pen across the bill and it will tell you if it’s counterfeit. You can get them for as little as $5 on Amazon.
Don’t assume the customer knew. Many times people have no clue they have a bad bill, it was given as change from a store and the store didn’t know.
Accept Credit Cards
It’s so easy to take a debit card now with any cell phone. Just order a Square device and download the app on your phone.
That’s all you have to do and then you’re ready to take credit cards, which means you’ll likely make more sales.
You can order the reader for less than $10 on Amazon and use it forever.
In many areas of the country a Permit is needed by the town or city. Be sure to check… it will save you a headache for sure.
Schedule a Pick Up
Make sure you have set a time with a local charity to pick up all your leftovers and take them away.
You’ll get a tax deductible receipt and there’s no clean up after the sale.
Having a yard sale is easy, it declutters your house, brings in a little cash, and makes for a pretty fun day if you’re organized ahead of time and follow these hacks.
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