If you're planning to have a yard sale soon, you may be wondering how to maximize your yard sale profits. Luckily, there are several easy ways to do this, without spending a dime. Many people are even able to make more money than they thought was possible by having a yard sale plan. Here's 7 ways to maximize your yard sale profits that may help you.
1. Prepare Your Items
If you want to maximize your yard sale profits, it's important to get prepared. You should start by deciding what items you want to sell. You will also need to gather some boxes or storage totes to put your items in. You may also want to get a table to put some of your stuff on. If you plan to have the yard sale in another location and will have lots of stuff to sell, you may even want to borrow a truck from someone to haul your stuff in.
Advertising is another great way to maximize your profits. There are many different ways that you can do this, without spending any money. Start by telling friends and family that you plan to have one. You can also put a post on social media to let friends know that you're having a yard sale. Many people create a listing on Craigslist in the garage sale section to advertise, as well. You can even put up signs in different locations. If you advertise your yard sale and have to cancel for some reason, be sure to remove your advertisements or advertise that the yard sale has been rescheduled.
3. Choose a Good Date
Is there a certain day and time that you want to have your yard sale? In the area where I live most people have yard sales on Friday and Saturday, during the day. Some people think that holiday weekends are the best time to have yard sales. But many people say that they are not because most people already have plans those weekends and will either be out of town or spending time with friends and family.
4. Good Location
Having your yard sale in a good location will increase your chances of having a successful yard sale. When choosing a location, you should look for an area that gets a large amount of traffic. The location should also be easy to find. Most people won't travel several miles to find a yard sale. Parking should also be easy to access. Some potential customers will become frustrated if they can't find anywhere to park and will decide not to stop at your yard sale.
5. Price Everything
I know that pricing all of your items can take a bit of time, but it's worth it. You should also try to put the price tag where it's easy for customers to see. When I go to yard sales, I really don't like asking what the price of something is. This is especially true if there are multiple items that I'm interested in. When this happens, I usually don't buy anything. When you price things, you can also avoid having people ask you over and over what the price of something is. Be aware that even if you price every item, some people will still ask how much things are.
6. Reduce Prices
If your yard sale is winding down and you really want to get rid of your items, consider marking the price of your items down. Repricing all of your items could be a pain, so consider making a sign that says, "All Items 1/2". If you plan to have another yard sale soon and don't mind taking the items home with you, reducing the price wouldn't be a good option for you.
7. Have a Group Sale
Most people are more likely to stop at large yard sales, than at small ones. If you don't have a lot of items to sell, having a group yard sale may be a good option for you. Perhaps you could get your Mom, your sister, or a couple of friends to have a yard sale with you. This can be fun and you will increase your chances of having potential customers stop.
Having a yard sale is a great way to make some extra money. Have you ever had a yard sale? What are some things you did to make it successful?