Garage Sale Checklist – Am I Ready to Hold a Garage Sale?
Holding a garage sale is a great way to bring in extra cash, especially if you have an abundance of unwanted stuff hanging around your house. But before you put out the signs and place a free ad on PennySaverUSA.com, you need to ask yourself these questions to determine if you are prepared for a successful garage sale.
1) Do I have enough stuff for a sale? – Let’s face it; a few bags of old clothes does not a great garage sale make. Make sure you have stockpiled enough items to fill up a couple of tables and blankets. Too few items and your sale will look picked over, but if your yard is overflowing, you’ll have cars lining up your street.
2) Am I ready to part with these items? – Make sure you are familiar and ready to get rid of everything in your garage sale stockpile. The last thing you want is someone to fall in love with an item that you weren’t ready to sell.
3) Are these items suited for a garage sale? – Some things sell better online or at pawn shops than they would at a garage sale. Trying to unload a large appliance or valuable instrument? You’re not going to get the price you want at a garage sale. Lots of smaller value items like books, toys, and clothes? You’re made in the shade.
4) Do I have a good variety of items to sell? – How often have you stopped at a sale that’s all clothes? We’re guessing never. Make sure you have a wide variety of items for sale to catch everyone’s eyes who drive by. A sale with books, furniture, art, toys, and more is going to draw a wider audience.
5) Do I know the prices I want for my goods? – Unless you want to spend your entire day haggling (some people do), you need to price each item in your sale. You can still negotiate, but price tags will help prevent unreasonable offers. Check out our handy pricing guide for help determining each item’s value, and then head over to our friend Apron Thrift Girl’s blog for some pretty printable price tags.
Good luck at your next sale!