10 Tips for How to Sell Out at Your Garage Sale
When I spotted a garage sale sign yesterday, I had to circle the block after missing my chance to turn. By that time, the sign had blown over but I stopped to read the tiny address scrawled at the bottom.
I drove down the street but there was no sign of a sale. Then I looked way, way down the long driveway. A girl sat on a side door stoop next to a bunch of clutter dumped onto the driveway. I looked around for a few minutes and left. I could see a wasted weekend ahead for that family. But your sale doesn't have to be a bust.
One time, a friend and I threw a sale that took up two front lawns. At day's end, all that remained was a small box with plastic Easter eggs and a few books. I marked the box "free" and set it on the curb. Thirty minutes later, it was gone. So, how did I do that? The keys are good planning and knowing how to let go.
[If you're more interested in buying at a garage sale than selling, check out 8 tips to getting the best deals at garage sales.]
Here are my favorite tips for getting people to your sale and watching them drive away with your old things while you count the cash.