- Just Call Me The Yard Sale Prepper
I had a years worth of baby clothes to sell, and this was a hot commodity. Our customers liked the organization behind our setup which allowed them to look through just the sizes they need. I started back when we were growing out of these clothes and had a plastic tote set aside for each size. This really helped when it came to Yard Sale prepping as I was able for to pin together outfits and lay them out while the onesies, pants and pjs were in the tote below. I labeled our table with the size and season.
I wasn’t just organized with clothing, I separated all of our household items with like items. It helps your customers visualize more and in the end, hopefully, sale a little more.
- “Do You Want My Crap?” Presale and Advertise
I think this approach had a large impact on our final dollar. I put social media to use in helping me spread the word as well as to sale some of our larger items. We posted in all of our local swap shops and community pages as well as our personal pages. I made it easy for our customers by providing a way to “reserve” their items with a Saturday pickup day. This was also a great way to tease what all we would have. I used Canva to make my postings and made sure that they were all the same so that people would recognize the separate listings. (Unfortunately, Facebook only allows 10 pictures per posting.)
- Junk You Need! – Epic Signage
- Price to sell, but don’t undervalue your stuff
- Apparently only people in white cars Yard Sale
This last tip was a bit comical. Our big spenders all showed up in white vehicles. I’m not sure if there is a science behind this, but I feel like I’ve heard that statistic somewhere. So when you have your next yard sale and a white car drives up, be a little extra nice and accommodating, you may just score your biggest sale of the day.
I hope these few tips help you out the next time you decide to plunge forward with your own yard sale. They are a lot of work, but in the end, it’s incredibly satisfying to clear out some of the junk you’ve collected and hopefully make a few bucks for something new and fun.