Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Planning for a Garage Sale

I am in the midst of having a garage sale soon and wanted to share some pointers for you that I have used in the past on having them.

How many of you enjoy going to garage sales, yard sales, etc?  Well as you know it can be lots of work and time wasted if you don't plan ahead.  Don't you agree?
Well here are some tips on how to streamline the process:

  • Plan a date - decide whether you want to have it inside or outside (weather permitting)
  •  Grab a box and start in each room of your home and gather items that you have not used in months and add to the collection.  Don't forget closets and garage too!
  • Advertise your sale via Craigslist, classifieds in your local newspaper, flyers, etc.

  • Have the sale starting in the early am when weather is cooler......
  •  Create a sign announcing your sale....(you may want to check with your local area where you live to make sure they are permitted)
  •  Have tables set up for arranging items that you will be selling.  Also have an area where you can display glass items away from children. 

  • Have items marked and priced clearly......

  •   Make sure you have plenty of change for your sale.  (You may want to go to your local bank for this, i.e. rolls of quarter, ones, fives, tens and twenty dollar bills)

  • After sale, whatever items do not sell, donate to a local charity of your choice.  At least that is what my plans are!

Wish me luck!


  1. Sending you good wishes for a great sale!

  2. Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate every one of them!
    Your blog is beautiful . . . I can't wait to look around :0)
    Good luck with your garage sale!!
    Have a great week,

  3. I love a yard sale. Of course, I love shopping but I also love having one. When the kids were little I had one at the end of every season to get rid of clothes and make some money. Good luck. I know you will do well.

  4. Hello Kelly
    You sound like you are very organized and I wish you a very successful garage sale.
    I am your newest follower and look forward to your return visit


  5. Good luck with your sale! Thank you for the pointers and tips!

  6. Thank you for the pointers. They are good ones. :-)
    Best of luck to you.

  7. how did the sale go? i need to have one very soon! i keep thinking that once i start pulling stuff out to sell, it will sort of take over the house and be a big ol mess but you have organized your thoughts and plan perfectly! thanks for a helpful encouraging post!

  8. Hope you have/had a great yard sale. Thanks for the tips. We're going to have one when the weather is a little cooler.




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