Garage sales are a great way to declutter your home and make a little cash. But before your garage sale, it’s important you know how to have a successful garage sale. North Metro Garage is here to help. In this article, we will share six ways to have a successful garage sale.
If you want to have a successful garage sale people have to know about it. Luckily social media makes advertising easier than ever before. Advertise your garage sale by creating a public event on Facebook. If your community has a Facebook page, ask the page’s admins if you can advertise your garage sale on their page. Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest are great ways to advertise too.
But don’t forget about non-digital advertisements. Post signs around your neighborhood and in local shops too. On the day of your garage sale, make your location obvious with balloons and posters.
It is important your garage sale is easy to navigate. Try to organize all of your items by category and price. Try to put low priced items towards the front of your garage and higher priced items towards the back. Placing popular, low priced items (i.e. records, clothes, etc) towards the front will attract more customers.
Know Your Value
Know the value of everything you’re selling. Double check jeans and purses for missing cash, and ensure you are not selling antiques or keepsakes. While it’s important not to sell yourself short, it’s also important not to oversell. Keep your prices reasonable. Remember everything you’re selling is secondhand.
It important that you can make change. Before your garage sale be sure to get enough cash to break larger bills. If you are unable to make change you run the risk of losing your customers. If you are feeling especially tech-savvy, you can allow your customers to pay you via PayPal and Viemo too.
Have A Plan B
If your garage sale is not successful, have a plan B. Know where you will put items that don’t sell. Consider donating leftover items to your Goodwill or local charity. Having a Plan B will help you relax, and prevent your garage or attic from becoming cluttered.
Before your garage sale be sure to advertise, design your layout, know the value of your items, have change, and have a plan B. Following these six simple tips will help you have a successful garage sale.
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