This week we are sharing some helpful tips and tricks for your next garage sale! We would love to hear your best advice, too!
6. Refreshments Don’t be afraid to sell water or set up a lemonade stand. If you have kids, this is a great project to keep them busy and teach them about money management. If you decide to just sell water, mark it for $1 and think about donating all of the proceeds to a local charity. We sold freshly baked chocolate chip cookies which were a huge hit!
7. Use cohesive signage Your signs are what will get the most people to your sales. After a few sales, I now only mark signs with ‘SALE’, the hours, and an arrow. If they are all the same color ad size, people will know they are all for the same sale. I found that not putting the house address is a helpful way to not have people show up an hour before the sale begins to sit outside and wait for the doors to open. If the garage door isn’t open yet, they don’t know which house it is.
8. Displays Most stores spend a lot of money on store displays because they help move product. Put some thought into how you display items. Tables are great, but don’t be afraid to use things like bookcases and ladders. I put plastic bins on a ping-pong table and covered them with a blanket to create a tiered display. It helped to break items up and not have everything squeezed together on one table.
9. Sell your creations Are you a crafter? Do you make jewelry, accessories, or have an etsy shop? Try selling some of your own stuff at your garage sale. Set up a separate table with info about what you do. I love when garage sales have new/unique items for sale, along with all of the normal garage sale stuff.
10. Have fun! Your garage sale doesn’t have to be stressful. Have fun with it! Invite friends over to help with different shifts, play music, and get ready to barter! We had fun by placing little notes on different items like ‘I would look great in your house!’ and ‘Buy me!’.