How to hold a garage sale


Sometimes you just can’t beat a good old garage or yard sale! They’re fun to hold and fun to go to! If you have an abundance of stuff to sell of varying categories, then a garage or yard sale is the right outlet for you. A key factor to holding a successful sale depends on the set up of your neighborhood. Ask yourself the question; will I receive a lot of traffic from this avenue of selling? A garage or yard sale is only successful if the interest is high and there is a volume of people coming through, providing you with a better chance of generating sales. Also, you want to get the best price for the items you are offering. If they are of a higher value then opt for sites such as Craigslist or eBay.

Expert tips to consider on how to hold a garage sale:

Get friends and neighbors to join in

You can generate a larger interest this way by having a multi garage sale in your street. If friends and neighbors have stuff to sell do it at the same time, as this is more likely to result in a bigger buzz.


To promote your garage or yard sale use Craiglist, local notice boards or even Facebook groups in your local area to spread the word around. Signage displayed around the neighborhood is absolutely necessary with your address clearly written.


Have racks and tables at the ready or whatever is necessary to present your items nicely. Label the items as well, with pricing information visible. Also have set up of loose change, as this will be required when transactions are made.


People who come to yard and garage sales are looking to bag a bargain, so make sure your pricing reflects this. If you have some big ticket items or designer goods, the best option would be to sell these through Craigslist or eBay so you can get a fair price. Otherwise, standard goods with reasonable pricing will sell well as a garage or yard sale.

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