Use a yard sale to reduce the clutter in your home and get rid of items you don’t want to move.
- Check with your city government to see if you need a permit or license.
- See if neighbors want to participate and have a block sale to attract more visitors.
- Advertise. Put an ad in free classified papers, put up signs and balloons at major intersections and in stores near your home.
- Price items ahead and attach prices with removable stickers. Remember, yard sales are supposed to be bargains, so don’t try to sell anything of significant value this way.
- Check items before the sale to be sure you haven’t included something you want by mistake.
- Keep pets away from the sale.
- Display everything neatly and individually so customers don’t have to dig through boxes.
- Have an electrical outlet so buyers can test appliances.
- Have plenty of bags and newspaper for wrapping fragile items.
- Get enough change, and keep a close eye on your cash.
Now is the time to start planning for those Spring sales!
(C) 2006 Susan Pruden.