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June 1, 2021

5280's Guide to Hosting a Successful Yard Sale

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 1. Choose a Date

Friday evenings and Saturday mornings are often the best times for garage sales. Even better, host your sale on both days if you're available! The best time to host your garage sale is Friday from 3:30 pm to 7 pm. For a Saturday, 8-11 am will draw the most shoppers. In addition, summer is usually the best season to host a garage sale.

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2. Declutter and Organize

About a month before your sale, start decluttering and organizing. Garage, basement, attic, storage closets, cabinets, you name it, clean it out. Then, start sorting your items into 3 categories: keep, sell and trash.

3. Clean Your Stuff

Once you’ve put aside the items you want to sell, it's time to clean and disinfect. People may be looking for used items but they don’t want dusty, wrinkled or smelly items. Even simply wiping down each item with a wet washcloth will help. You also want your items to look ready to use. For example, if you’re selling a bicycle, make sure the tires are full of air. Paying attention to the details can make the difference between making a sale and not.

4. Price Your Items

Price is important. No one shopping at a garage sale is looking for over priced items. If you’re unsure about pricing consider looking up the price online then selling it at one-third of the price. Other notes: Be prepared to have shoppers negotiate prices and want to bundle items. In addition. Make sure you are prepared with change to give to shoppers since they will be paying with cash.

 

5. Advertise Your Yard Sale

Online: There are a surprising amount of people who will be looking out for garage sales and planning in advance. Advertising online is a great way to capture that audience. Consider posting the details of your sale on Craigslist and community Facebook pages.

Signs: Signs are a good way to capture those who are just walking or driving around. Make sure your sign is large, bright and easy to read, we want to capture those who were not explicitly looking for the sale. Be sure to take your signage down as soon as the sale is over.


6. Ask Family and Friends to get Involved

Any help is appreciated! You’ll likely need someone to help organize items, clean and take payment from shoppers. A few extra helpers can make set up and take down significantly easier.

 



7. Left Over Items? Rent A Dumpster!

Do you still have clutter left over after your clean out? Consider renting a dumpster. Renting a dumpster makes it easy to get rid of large quantities of unwanted items at once. With 5 dumpster sizes, 5280 Waste Solutions has the answer for any clean out job. Visit our website or give us a call at (720) 386-3249 for your next dumpster rental.

 

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