Get the most from your yard sale

Thinking of having a yard or garage sale?

Yard and garage sales are a great way to dispose of unwanted items and other clutter, especially if you’re thinking of moving. In addition, yard sales have a charm that selling items on the internet can’t match.

That’s why they’re still so popular!

If you are planning a yard or garage sale, here are some helpful tips:

  • Two-thirds of garage sale shoppers will find you via signage. So, be sure to place plenty of signs around the neighbourhood that clearly point buyers to your location.
  • Place in-demand items closer to the street so shoppers can see them from a distance. For example, display computers, electronic games, bicycles, exercise equipment, furniture etc. right up front.
  • Buyers don’t want to pay a ‘fair’ price at a garage sale; they want a bargain price! So, price items accordingly.
  • Open early in the day. You’ll find that the biggest shoppers - the real deal hunters - will stop by before 9 a.m. Some will be there before you open!
  • Be sure to have some cash on hand to give change.

Remember that you should be as safe as possible and comply with all applicable public health guidelines.

And if some items don’t sell, consider donating them to a community thrift shop or dropping them off at a recycling centre.

Good luck with your sale!

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