When I was little, I remember one of the most exciting things my mom and I did was going to garage sales. Walking into everyone’s clean space filled with things I would love to have but couldn’t afford to pay $30 was amazing. Creating a successful garage sale involves planning ahead in all areas, working together with neighbors if it is possible to draw larger crowds, pricing items appropriately for getting them out the door and advertising your sale efficiently and effectively.
- If you live on a street that isn’t very busy, perhaps you could move your sale to a relative or friend’s home in an area with more traffic.
- Schedule your sale for a date when there is a major community event nearby and many people will be walking or driving around your neighborhood.
- Put up signs around your community and also advertise in newspapers, on Craigslist, and elsewhere online.
“Whether you’re spring cleaning or downsizing your home for a move, a garage sale is an excellent way to deal with clutter while simultaneously making a quick buck. In fact, it’s common for families to make a few thousand dollars over a weekend sale.”