Tips for a Stellar Yard Sale

Declutter your house and earn a little cash!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Host a yard sale

Clear out your old stuff one warm spring weekend.

Whether you’re hoping to clear out some extra stuff before a big move or you’re ready to destash the pileup in your garage, a yard sale is a great way to clean out the extras. Now that the weekends are warmer and the bargain-hunters are scanning the ads, you might just find the right opportunity.

Here are some tips for hosting a yard sale that will leave your basement clean and your wallet happy:

  • Gather and sort potential sell items throughout the year, rather than trying to throw everything together last minute.
  • Do a quick clean of every item and make sure nothing is broken or damaged.
  • Advertise your details on Craigslist, social media yard sale sites, and newspaper classifieds
  • Set reasonable prices (priced to sell!) and use colored stickers and clear charts to help people know what you’re asking.
  • Think through the layout of your sell like a consumer – with big ticket items visible from the road and all items displayed in an orderly fashion.
  • Post clear, consistent signs around the neighborhood.
  • Add some fun with colorful balloons, happy music, or a bubble machine.
  • Determine a time beforehand when everything will be half off the listed prices. You could even make everything free in the last hour or so, if you’re donating what’s left anyway!

[Source: HGTV]

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