How To Take Your Garage Sale to the Next Level

If you’re going to go through the trouble of having a garage sale, you might as well do the necessary things to ensure it’s a success.

With a few tricks, you can go above and beyond an average garage sale and make it one to remember!

Advertise Your Garage Sale Online

There are several places you can advertise your garage sale online. Most will require a photo. If you don’t have a good picture of the items to work with, you can create an image for free using a website like Canva in less than five minutes.  

You can keep it very simple and still be highly effective. Another thing to keep in mind is that you’ll want to start advertising the sale online a few days before the garage sale begins, so the people who shop garage sales regularly can already have their route planned out.

Advertise Through Your Local Newspaper

If you have a local newspaper, it might be worth it to pay for an ad. You’ll want to see how much you’ll have to pay for a spot and decide if it’s worth it, but it could drive a lot more customers to your sale if you choose to go this route.

Tips for the Day of the Sale

If you have any tables you can put things on, start by setting those up and decide which category of items to put on them. You might want to put your higher-priced items on the tables, so they’re easier to see by you and the customers. 

If you don’t have enough tables to set all of your items on, you can lay blankets on the ground in your yard. Organize the pieces so that each one fits into a specified category. Put all the other similar items in that category. 

Play Some Background Music

Have you walked into a retail store lately that wasn’t playing music? Probably not, and if so, you probably noticed it was awkwardly quiet. Research proves that playing music can improve sales in retail environments. 

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