I don't so much NEED anything - I just like going and looking. Some days something just screams "YOU NEED ME" and I have to buy it. We have a big neighborhood sale (not mine) coming up in early June. It is a historic neighborhood with a lot of really neat old houses and it is surrounded by the park - so it makes for a really fun day.
I like yard sales, estate sales, flea markets, you name it. It is called FREE ENTERTAINMENT.
- Make sure your items are ALL priced!!!!! If I don't see prices - I walk away! If you want people to buy - then mark items or have a sign saying all is priced the same.
- Make sure your items are clean
- Group 'like' items together for easy shopping
- Have plenty of change! KEEP IT ON YOUR BODY! Don't not leave it laying on a table - too tempting!
- If you have expensive items - keep them close to you or someone you have helping. Sadly, people will steal
- Put up signs or run an ad in the paper. Advertise.
- If you put up signs - make them readable from the car!!!! Do NOT write in pencil or ink pen - make the address and date clear and bold
- Be considerate and take your signs down after the sale is over
- If you have electric items - make sure you have a plug available for testing.
- DO NOT allow people in your house (unless it is basically empty).
- Keep your doors LOCKED - people could sneak in when you are distracted
Think about keeping a list with you when you are out and about. A list of things you need or might be looking for. Keep a list of kids sizes and even adult sizes. Know your prices. Don't pay retail pricing at a yard sale.
**Also think about roaming the neighborhood on the evening before or the morning of 'heavy trash' day. People throw away good stuff sometimes. I have found some nice items for my yard that way.
Do you have any great tips on having a sale?
I hope you all enjoy your adventures and maybe make a little extra dollars!