I absolutely love going to garage sales and looking for treasures! The thrill of the hunt and finding a great deal is very exciting for me. What is not exciting though is going to a garage sale hosted by a rookie. It’s always pretty obvious when a garage sale is being held by someone who has never actually gone to a garage sale themselves. If you’re not a regular garage sale customer it can be difficult to know what works and what doesn’t work for hosting your own successful garage sale. So today I’m going to share my top 6 garage sale tips to help you successfully sell your stuff.
I should provide you with a disclaimer first. In my lifetime I have hosted three of my own garage sales and I’m pretty sure I won’t ever do another. I need to tell you right up front that they are a heck of a lot of work! Plus storing everything leading up to the garage sale takes up a lot of space! You’ve got to have somewhere to collect it all.
Once I decide to get rid of my stuff I just want it gone. I don’t want it hanging around playing with my emotions every time I catch a glimpse of it piled in a corner somewhere. Instead I donate my decluttered items to the thrift store every week. Our local thrift store uses the store profits to benefit our local hospital so it’s a win-win for me.
The few times I have held a garage sale I did make some good money though. This was especially true when I held my “no more babies” garage sale. I found out baby stuff tends to sell well. However I also found out afterwards that I wasn’t done having babies. Oops!
If all the work doesn’t scare you off and you still think you’d like to try hosting a garage sale then today’s post is for you. Here are my garage sale tips for how to think like a garage saler (even if you’ve never been to one yourself) so your customers are eager to buy what you have to offer.
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