Here are several tips for a successful yard sale:
By Joyous from Knoxville, TN
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If you have kids, they probably have toys. A lot of toys. Heaps and piles of toys they've forgotten they had, or lost interest in, or just don't use anymore because they grew out of them.
I used fluorescent dots from the office supply store. These work really well if you have large items to mark and they're really easy to spot by the shoppers.
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I am going to be taking part in a community yard sale that is going to be held in a church parking lot. Should I make my own signs? What can I do to make my booth stand out from the others?
By Karaoke Mama
Make a sign that says: Great prices and deals.
Make a freebie box with a smaller sign near it that says if you buy one item, you get to choose something from the 'freebie' box.
Be sure to replenish it every hour with more freebie items. Also, towards the end of the day, start packing up things you cannot part with away or segregate it from things you are willing to part with cheaply.
Start telling people that they can fill up a bag for x amount of dollars. More people will flock to your table, maybe purchasing the items that you segregated as well, smile.
Thank you! These are great ideas. I am going to use them. You Rock!
Over the last 20 years we've had nearly 60 yard sales including huge benefit charity sales. In my experience in order of importance:
1. Signs (large and legible) any any other available free advertising.