|Written by msparker|
It's that time of yearÂ again, time for some "spring cleaning." After you read this how to you will know how to turn the stuffÂ you were going to get rid of into cash. I am going to give you a simple four step guide on how to have a perfect yard sale.
Step 1) Time to gather up all those dust collectors. Make sure you start collecting all the things for your yard sale about a week prior. You want to have plenty of time to clean and organize everything. Remember as far as clothes go if you haven't wore it in over six months then you don't need it.
Step 2) Now it's time to get the word out. Make bright eye catching signs I would suggest using neon poster-board. If you are feeling adventurous you can also get balloons. After you have your signs ready hang them out in heavy traffic areas. I suggest put them out the night prior to the even. Make sure you lead them back toÂ the event locationÂ so people don't get lost. Most local papers advertise yard sales for free. You can also get the word out posting ads on websites such as craigslist.
Step 3) Recruit some help. An extra set of hands can be very valuable. This way you can have someone to take money and someone to help load large items. Ask your help to bring some sell items of their own. If they do it can even help you, now you can advertise your yard sale as a multi family sale.
Step 4) It's finally the morning of the sale. Wake up early give yourself plenty of time to get prepared you will have early birds.Â Make sure you place all like items together. Put all your toys with toys clothes with clothes etc. Put price tags on all of your items. Make sure you are being reasonable, but not being taken.
Have you ever talked someone down on a price they had? Here's your quick tip mark your larger items up just a hair. If you have a dresser for $30 tag it for $35 this will give customers a little "steal money" they are pleased because they feel like they got a steal and you are because you got the money you wanted. Now you can both walk away happy. Make everything easy math. If it is over one dollar mark it by the dollar. For example don't price thingsÂ $8.75 just round it to $9. This makes math on you and the customer a little easier. Always have plenty of bags ready.
Tips) Talk to your neighbors you can inform them of the date, and have a community yard sale. It's easier than it sounds everyone can have their own sale at their own house, it's just a great advertising point.
Warning) Check the weather before you pick the date of your event. You don't want to risk your wonderful yard sale being washed away with the rain.