Skip to Content

Blog



Maybe you’re moving, maybe you’re remodeling, or maybe you’re just trying to do a deep clean of the house. Whatever your reason for decluttering, holding a garage sale is a great way to get rid of some of your extra stuff that you just don’t need any more and hopefully make a little extra money in the process. Here are some of the best tips for hosting the ultimate garage sale.

  • Clean everything before putting it out
  • Hang as many clothes as you can
  • Be sure to put a price on everything to avoid confusion or frustration
  • Advertise A LOT through signs, newspaper, and the internet
  • Include all relevant Information in your ad
  • Don’t park your cars in your driveway. Put them in the garage or park them on the road
  • Put large items closest to the road to catch the eye of passers by
  • Group similar items together
  • Avoid putting small items on the ground
  • Have a decent amount of change ready and available
  • Offer free lemonade or something similar
  • Have bags ready in case people need help carrying all their purchases
  • Get as many tables as you can or create makeshift tables out of boxes, chairs, etc.
  • Try to have an outlet/ extension cord or batteries available so people can test your electronic items
  • Be honest and don’t try to oversell things for more than you know they’re worth
  • Give as much information as possible
  • Use tablecloths, towels, sheets, runners, etc. on all your tables if you can
  • Whether it’s donating or turning to the internet to sell, make sure you have a plan for whatever’s left over.
  • Be approachable and friendly
  • Keep a mirror nearby so customers can see how they look in the glasses, hats, scarves, or other accessories you’ve made available.
  • Don’t put anything directly on the ground but on a towel or tablecloth instead
  • Try to keep your garage door closed so buyers don’t get distracted
  • Clean up your lawn before the yard sale (mow, rake leaves, sweep the sidewalk, etc.)

Back to top