The start of the “ber” months is just a few days away and we’re pretty sure you’re quite overwhelmed with the fact that the holidays are fast approaching and you need start raising funds for all those Christmas presents and parties you’ll be attending. It never hurts to plan ahead, so if you’re thinking of doing some spring cleaning to raise money for charity (like these celebs!) or for your own holiday fund, here are five tips to make sure your garage sale will be a huge success.
#1 Prep a checklist.
Follow the timeline and make sure you’ve got everything covered. Holding a yard sale is not an overnight kind of thing; thorough preparation is needed and a lot of factors must be considered.
#2 Sort and organize.
Divide your items into groups—women’s wear, menswear, kids—and then sub-divide according to price. It will be easier for your customers to sort through specific racks and dig into boxes that are tailored to their needs and budget.
#3 Do it on a Saturday.
Don’t run it on a long weekend because most of your customers will be out-of-town. Start early and on-time.
#4 Build a hype.
Make use of social media—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter—to create buzz about your yard sale. Post photos of some of the items you’ll be selling to attract more potential customers.
#5 Price it right.
Keep it simple. A standard price range such as “3 for P100” or “all items for P200” will make it easier for you and your customers. You can also use color-coded stickers to easily identify the cost of your items.
Checklist photo from organizedhome.com