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Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

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If you’re looking to make some extra cash or get rid of clutter, a garage sale is the perfect solution! Continue reading to learn six great tips to help you have a successful garage sale this summer.


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Clean out what you don’t need. Sort through your basement, attic, closets and cabinets. A good rule of thumb is: if you don’t use it or wear it regularly, it probably needs to go!




Sort and organize. You should treat your garage sale like you would a store. Neatly separate clothing, appliances, and other miscellaneous items. Make it easy for people to navigate around, and find what they are looking for!




Consider teaming up with your neighbors. Check with your friends and neighbors to see if they would be interested in holding a garage sale on the same weekend. You can refer customers back and forth, and boost each other’s business!




Get whatever supplies you might need. This includes price stickers, table cloths, plastic bags, and signs. Be sure to check throughout your home or with friends and family before you purchase anything!




Put up signs. For a great turnout, place signs in your neighborhood, at the end of your driveway, and even at busy sections of your town! You should also consider placing an ad in the local free trader.




Know how to negotiate. Everyone wants a deal – that’s why people are visiting your garage sale, after all! If the customer wants to negotiate, let them negotiate. One sale is better than none.

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