That way if the buyer wants to keep the hanger, they can. With newspaper subscriptions down, sometimes it doesn't make sense to advertise in a print newspaper classifieds - unless the cost is very cheap or you can split the cost with your neighbors and have a multi-family sale. I may lower the price later in the day if it doesn't sell. Sunday worked great for us, but we also planned our sale for a three day weekend, so Sunday was sandwiched in the middle. An exception would be if you live on a road that a lot of tourists will drive on.
Although she had the original box and paperwork, no one wanted a 10 year old baby seat. Label your items with price tags. I used to be normal, buy stuff in a shopping mall, sleep in late on Saturdays, but that was another lifetime ago. Before deciding to have a yardsale at your house, consider if you have adequate parking to handle an additional 4 or 5 cars parked near your house at one time. During your sale, keep your sale tables attractive by filling in the empty spots on your tables as things get sold. Another idea for signs is to use paper grocery bags to draw your signs on then fill the bottom with heavy rocks, stuff with newspaper and staple shut.
You also can offer the customers a deal, example: paperbacks. Garage sale shoppers are looking for bargains. Those attached to street signs get torn down every morning by their Security Patrol - I've seen it happen. Use sturdy cardboard and make the sign legible. A less common yard sale day of the week?. The larger your garage sale, the longer people will stay; the longer people stay, the more likely it is that they'll need to use the restroom.
We at Yard Sale Search work furiously to ensure that over 7 gazillion yard sales are posted every year, in every state imaginable well, at least 50 of them! All contents © Copyright 2016 The Yardsale Queen, Inc. I've been to so many yardsales where items are not marked. Until 7:15am rolled around and we had a line of cars parked with several people asking to start shopping early. Months before your yard sale, start accumulating the items you want to sell. Have plastic grocery bags available to put sold items in. Be polite and suggest an auction style bid for the item. Many potential customers will drive by before they stop, and you want your sale to look intriguing and well-organized so that they stop.
But don't put in brand new batteries, use some half-used batteries. Has fuel leak but starts. The extra sets of hands will be well worth splurging on pizza, donuts, beer, what have you, to say thank you. The day of your sale, it's nice if you happen to know what other sales are going on in your area so you can direct customers to other nearby sales. I've seen this done mostly with gently used children's toys and such. I had a yardsale seller burst my bubble last summer - she had boxes of some sort of soy menopause chocolate bars she was trying to sell. Put the paper bag over the fence and staple the bag closed at bottom.
At one sale, I got to talking to the seller about music and she ran inside her house and came out with a framed gold album that she showed to me! More time means more potential buyers. If you are running out of change, and someone is trying to haggle a price down, be willing to negotiate if the buyer has the exact change. With community sales, neighborhood and homeowners associations frequently set the dates, take care of advertising, and bring in food vendors and portable toilets for the events. Nothing worse than going to a yardsale and just seeing boxes of dirty, unorganized cobwebbed junk on the ground expecting people to fish through it. As well, windows and close screen doors. Don't accept checks unless you are willing to take the risk of getting a bad check.
This gives the men something to immerse themselves in while the women find all the real treasures. Sometimes I will put the bill partly under something like a paperweight until after I hand the person their change. In those cases, the events may be held at the organization's location, if it has one, or at the home of a volunteer. Do not sell anything without the owner's approval. Get everything up off the ground and onto tables, shelves, and clothing racks. This includes back doors, front doors, and side doors. But of course if you don't have clothespins you can improvise and use binder clips or whatever.
Where I live, a nearby neighborhood only allows freestanding yardsale signs. Then walk from room to room in your home,. But don't give them the sign making duties. The more eyes you have on your side, the more likely you'll be to catch shoplifters in the act. Also some signs made by kids are bad too - totally unreadable with their big bubble lettering adorned with flowers and butterflies.
Over the course of two or three weeks, we pulled items to be sold whenever we had a couple free hours, creating a landing spot for all items destined for the sale in a garage bay. I was under the false impression I could be mistaken for a woman in her early 30's. However, when making change, keep the wad of bills in your fanny pack rather than pulling a big wad of bills out. Some will pick up items that you don't sell and put them to good use. Estate sales are typically held inside the household being liquidated, though you may also find sale merchandise in the backyard, garage, and outbuildings.