When moving, there’s nothing quite like the experience of hosting a yard sale to slim down on your possessions and get rid of unneeded junk.
While you’re packing for your move, get ready for your yard sale as well. Start putting aside items that you wish to sell or give away. Then, label those boxes to help yourself stay organized. Before you know it, you will have accumulated enough to have a sale.
Here are other tips to help you have a successful yard sale, courtesy of your moving company in Birmingham, Motivated Movers.
When Is the Best Time to Host My Sale?
You definitely want to pick the right date for your sale (no pressure or anything).
Make sure that the weather is accomodating. Try to pick a weekend that’s not a holiday or “a big game” weekend. If you can, try to plan for late spring or during the summer when people have more time to come look around, and the weather is nicer.
Fridays and Saturdays typically fare better than Sundays. A good time range would be between 8 AM and 4 or 5 PM. If you still have items left to sell on Sunday, shoppers will come by until about lunch time. After that, it is best to close shop.
Give yourself time. Make sure that you can clean out a good amount of space around your driveway or in your garage and that you have time to label everything appropriately.
What to Know for the Day Of
Arrange similar items together, and try to price everything reasonably. Avoid using stickers or tags that will not come off. Make sure the prices and all of your signs are easy to read. Advertise on social media, in the local paper, and with print. Posters, fliers, and arrows should be posted in local stores, on nearby streets, and around your neighborhood.
It can be handy to have a calculator and pen and paper on hand for any price adjustments and notes that might need to be made. Grocery bags and cardboard boxes can help your shoppers carry their new items. Change and small bills are good to have on hand as well.
Make sure you have tables and shelves. The layout of your sale can make a huge difference. If shoppers cannot find your items, you will never sell them. Lay things out to keep shoppers from digging through piles. Divide clothes up by age or gender. Do the same with toys if you have them.
Keep any expensive items near you, so that you can have an eye on them at all times. If you can, make sure there is a working outlet and a couple of double-A batteries nearby so that shoppers can test electronics before they purchase them.
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