One of my most favorite things about summer are the yard sales! I just love going bargain hunting! And the only thing better than going to a yard sale is having a yard sale. Why? Because you can make more pocket money to spend at other yard sales! Oh, and you clear out all your junk while you're at it! So if you plan on having a yard sale, there are a few things you need to know. Keep on reading for 7 tips for having a yard sale!
The first step towards having a good yard sale is good advertisement. People won't come if they don't know it's there! Have your yard sale on the side of your house that faces the road if possible. Make big, colorful signs and place them at the end of your driveway, both ends of your street, and a few of the main intersections of your town. Be sure and write your address! You could even blow up a few balloons for added attention. Also, advertising in the paper is a great idea.
Remember this: No one wants to dig through a box of your dirty smelly clothes. Or step in dog poop or smell your overflowing trash by the back door. Make sure your yard is clean and the items you are selling are clean. I don't mean sparkling clean, just decently clean. I've been to a few yard sales that I can't say were exactly the cleanest places! Make sure that your yard sale is one people will tell their friends to come too!
A good yard sale will have a little bit of organization to it. I'm not talking about rows of color co-ordinated clothes and toys lined up by size. But please don't toss everything into a few huge boxes and throw them out on the lawn. Have a few tables set up that you can spread your things out on. If you don't have a portable clothes rack, then create a makeshift one with rope! Lay down blankets or tarps to put things like purses or shoes on.