How to Organise a Garage Sale

If your house is overloaded with clutter, it’s time to hold a garage sale.

This way you can pass those items you no longer use onto a new home and make some money in the process. 

Sound good to you? 

Start planning as soon as possible

A great garage sale takes a little bit of time to organise. So, we recommend getting in early and starting the planning process as soon as possible. 

You should consider how you’re going to advertise and whether it’s worth teaming up with your neighbours to host an epic sale never seen before! 

Gather the troops

One of our favourite things about garage sales is that every member of the family can get involved. Ask your children to sort through their bedroom and toy collection for anything they longer use. 

We all know how quickly kids outgrow their toys! 

Once you start to have boxes of items piling up you’ll have a better idea of what kinds of items you’ll be selling on the day. 

Start advertising

It’s super important to start advertising early. Facebook events are a great starting point, as well as local newspapers and bulletin boards. You can even consider sticking flyers up in the local area or doing a letterbox drop. 

Remember to include a brief rundown of what you’ll be selling in your ads. This way you’ll get the right people to attend on the day – and hopefully sell all your goods!

Get supplies sorted

You’ll need a few key items for a successful garage sale. These include price tags, signs, tables or flat surfaces to place items and change in a variety of notes and coins. 

You can bet your bottom dollar your first sale of the day will require some change – so it’s best to be prepared! 

Organise your items

We recommend organising your items by type. For example, kids’ toys, clothes, homewares and so on and so forth. 

You can then separate by price within these categories. Also, remember to be reasonable when pricing items. People are after a bargain and would rather walk away then pay top dollar for something second hand. 

Get ready for some fun

The big day will most likely be a whirlwind of emotion! Not only will you say goodbye to once cherished items, but you’ll be abuzz with crowds (hopefully). 

If your sale is not producing the results you’d hoped for, you can always consider reducing your prices to tempt people more. After all, the more you sell, the more money you’ll make! 


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