- Planyour yard sale around the first of the month (that’s when most peopleget paid!)
- Keepan eye on the weather. Before you send out the advertisements, checkthe ten-day forcast.
- Startearly! Most yard sale hunters start in the wee hours of the AM(around 7!)
- Dependingon where you live, you may need a permit or license to sell youritems.
- Advertisingcan be pricey. Consider joining forces with your neighbors and splitthe costs.
- Takeadvantage of free advertising venues such as craigslist and yourlocal grocery store.
- Whenyou put up signs around the neighborhood, keep them simple. If youhave too much writing on them, no one will be able to read them asthey drive by.
- Makesure to count how many signs you put up (so you can remember how manyto take down afterwards!)
- Keepclothing organized in clear plastic bins with a sign outsidedescribing how much the items are. i.e. Baby clothes – 50 centseach!
- Clearlymark item prices. The bright stickers that have a price attached tothem can be a great investment!
- Keeplots of change handy! Approximately $50 in quarters, ones and fivesshould be fine.
- Makesure there is someone with their eyes on the money box at all times.