October 2016

At least you didn’t have to worry about the signage or garage sale permits. In this city, you need a permit($5, I think), and you can’t put signs anywhere else but on your own property. So you can’t have a sign on the corner of the major street directing potential customers your way…


-good advertising. I find a way to list *what* we have on the posters and emails. A lot of people are looking for specific things: baby clothes, books, antiques, and you want to get the right ones to your sale
-really good signage. I live in a dense area with confusing streets. I print out three types of big arrows, and in smaller type have the address and date , and I go wild putting them up in the neighborhood (and try to find and take them all down later)
-really low prices that get lower as the day goes on. My goal is to bring NOTHING inside. If I think I can sell something for double digits, it doesn’t go in the yard sale, unless it’s one of the things that people look for (around here that would be good wood furniture, bicycles, large baby items) I’ve made money on yard sales in bulk. Which also means, can’t have them too often.

It just so happens we are having a garage sale today. I thought i had change but i don’t and the banks don’t open until 10.

But it doesn’t look like Im going to need it.

What do people buy at garage sales anyway? I’ve never had a successful sale.