TIPS & TRICKS FOR A SUCCESSFUL YARD SALE
Tip #1 PREPARE: A week before the sale, start organizing, sorting, and pricing. The day before the sale, group everything so that we could move everything out into the driveway/lawn in an organized manner, not a chaotic mess. Create a plan for what was going to go where, how it would be laid out, how many tables, shelves, clothing racks, etc. we needed and gathered them up. Essentially, prepare for several days.
Tip #2 PRICING: Price everything so that it’s a deal, and make sure you put a price tag on everything, to avoid on the spot brain freeze or haggling. The general rule is 50-30-10 – new, unused items get priced at 50% of their retail cost, slightly used items = 30% of retail, and used items = 10% of retail. Also, if you’re selling books, CDs, or other small items, try a “Buy 1, Get 1!” or similar package deal. For customers, this feels like a great deal (so they buy more) AND all of that stuff you don’t want anymore goes away. By the end of our sale, I was ready to start giving books away to people just so I wouldn’t have to box them up or move them again, but because we did a package deal, almost all of them sold….MORE HERE
YARD SALE DAY & CELEBRATIONS MAP + DESCRIPTIONS