8 Valuable Suggestions to Help Make Your Idaho Yard Sale a Success
Spring cleaning isn’t just about getting your house clean and possibly getting rid of items that you don’t need. Spring cleaning is an opportunity to do those things and make some extra cash.
There are people who love going out on a Saturday morning to search the city for small treasures at garage sales and there are those who love spending a Saturday morning sitting in a lawn chair surrounded by the stuff that they are trying to sell. There are rules of etiquette for those out on the hunt for yard sale deals and there are suggestions for sellers on how to successfully do a yard sale.
Yard Sale Advice For Success
Whether you are planning a single yard sale or weekly sales, these 8 suggestions are guaranteed to make your garage sale more successful.
Advice to Make Your Idaho Garage Sale Succeed
I personally hate doing yard sales so I post my unwanted things on Facebook Marketplace. I’ve done yard sales without following the suggestions above and failed, which is why I hate them. They are much more exciting when you are making money and the sale is successful.
Here’s the recap of the must-do tasks when preparing for a yard sale:
- Choose Your Day And Time Carefully - Be aware of community events that might interfere with your plans. Check the weather forecast and utilize the weekend rather than a Tuesday night. You’ll also need to plan on making the yard sale a day-long event that has to start early. There’s no sleeping in late on a yard sale weekend.
- Consider Posting Big Ticket Items Online - The purpose of a yard sale is to get rid of items and make money. Posting some of the more appealing items on Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist are great ways to drum up interest and sell things quickly.
- Give Yourself Wiggle Room On Prices - You have to expect the hagglers. You don’t have to accept lowballers, but you should be willing and ready to bump the price down a little. You can even offer lower prices if they offer to buy more items. You don’t want to hold a yard sale and still have most of the items when you are finished.
- Put Out Signs - There are people who will find your garage sale by randomly driving around town, but you can ensure better success with advertising. You can post in a variety of social media groups and you can get special event permission tags that allow you to post signs around town. You can’t legally post your signs on telephone poles and street corners.
- Clean The Items - This might be the most important step you can take when you are setting up. Dirty items are much harder to sell than clean items. If your stuff is dirty you are going to drive people away or make them feel like they can offer less for the items.
- Be Organized - Organization will make your yard sale look better when someone is driving by and make it easier for buyers to look through.
- Label Items With Reasonable Prices - You may feel like pricing sentimental items higher than their true value, but your sentiment doesn’t make an item more valuable to a random person. Price your items to sell, you don’t want them anyway.
- Have A Variety Of Change And Digital Options - Make sure you have cash (small bills and lots of change) and a way to accept card or digital payments. Google Wallet, Paypal, and Venmo are simple ways to accept digital payments.