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21 Tips & Picks for a Successful Yard Sale

Whether you’re planning a yard sale, moving sale, or garage sale, here’s what you need to make it a success!

  • Plastic Folding Training Table Flash Furniture $51.19
    Tip!
    Take styling tips from store displays and magazines. Set a scene, such as a tea party, so folks can imagine using the items.

  • Letratag Plus Personal Label Maker Dymo Corporation $35.30
    Tip!
    Anticipate buyers' questions, and label items appropriately. For example: be sure to mark sizes and note if an item is like new, barely used, or well-worn. 

  • 3 Piece Pub Beverage Dispenser Set Style Setter $48.99
    Tip!
    Comfortable shoppers are sure to stay longer and (hopefully!) buy more. Reel them in with free lemonade or, at least, ice water.

  • Securit Select Spacious Size Cash Box PM Company $63.00
    Tip!
    Have a variety of change ready, especially for that early bird that shows up with a $50 bill. A good starting point is $80-$100 in small bills and coins.

  • Rattique Storage Tote Whitmor, Inc From $14.94 (prices vary)
    Tip!
    Place a "freebie" bin at the curb for items you want to get rid of, no matter what. Also consider a $1 bin of toys to keep kids occupied.

  • Universal Docking Speaker Jensen $50.91
    Tip!
    Some easy listening background music (not too loud) will give your sale a cheerful, relaxed feeling.

  • Rio Medium Transparent Bowl Koziol $8.45
    Tip!
    On a hot summer's day, a bowl of water is a welcome discovery for neighborhood dog walkers.

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