Getting rid of your junk means selling other people their next treasures
Careful planning means success when it comes to garage sales. There are many techniques and tricks that will help those dollars and change add up in your pocket.
It should begin
with stuff - your stuff
Set a date and
time for the sale
We have found that most sales will occur within the first hour of an event. The rest of the day, you'll see stragglers who are looking for true bottom-of-the-barrel bargains. They will also be the ones who don't have much cash on them. Your early birds are armed with bills and loose change and are on the lookout for the best goods. With that said, a garage sale that starts at seven could easily wrap up by noon. By then, you've said goodbye to the stuff that sells. Package it up and take it off to Goodwill or other donation point. It would be courteous, however, to remove the pricing first.
The Hostess with
the Mostest - in the Fanny Pack
Even garage sales attract sticky fingers and thieves. Never leave money unattended. Keep all cash transactions low-key and keep your cash close to your belt. A fanny pack works well, and be sure to have plenty of change.
Even better, it is best to have a second and third person help. If you can partner with a neighbor, friend, or family member, do it. Assign one individual to oversee the back side of operations and station another at the front as greeter. They'll be a deterrent to folks leaving without paying while the person at the back will eagle eye all those small items sitting on tables in the darkest part of the garage. (You'll want to have that space available, anyway, in case it rains.)
Paper or plastic?
Flippers, Pickers and eBayers
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