Before the Sale
- Start gathering up your items early. We started 2 weeks before the sale.
- Place an ad in your local paper or advertise in some way. Use the ad to highlight your most awesome items to draw customers. Also, you may want to add the phrase "No Early Bird Shoppers". It works!
- Purchase or make your price tags. Write clearly and large enough for people to read them.
- Make your signs or purchase them. They should be brightly colored and easy to read. Have plenty of signs with directional arrows pointing to your sale.
- Wipe off the dust or wash items and make them look nice. Throw away really stained or broken items. If you wouldn't buy it at a yard sale, no one else will want to either.
- Price your items. I know its a pain, but it will be so much easier on you and your shoppers. The only things I didn't price was the clothes and I made signs around the clothing area listing the prices.
- Gather grocery sacks and newspaper to hold your shoppers treasures.
- Have plenty of change on hand. We had a roll of quarters, 50 ones, 8 fives and 5 tens. I wore my honey's home depot nail apron to keep my change in, worked great!
The Day of the Sale
- Hang tarps or sheets over areas of you garage you don't want to be included in your sale.
- Have an electrical outlet available for "testing" of electronics.
- Arrange your tables with plenty of walking room for your shoppers.Be careful with things sitting on the floor so that they don't become a trip hazard.
- Hang things that can be hung and fold things that need folding. Make your tables look nice.
- Arrange like items together. Holiday items, kitchen items...etc.
- Make yourself a "sitting area" to take money and sack up the goods.
- Have someone to help you, this is not a one woman show! Thank you honey and Jake!
- Put out your signs when you are ready for shoppers.
- If someone wants you to "hold" something for them, politely ask them to pay first then gladly hold it for them, This way you wont just be stuck with the item or miss out on a sale if they don't return.
It doesn't have to be done all at once. It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!
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