My Garage Sale Tips

Getting Ready For a Garage Sale

How to price garage-sale items is the biggest challenge; but its very important to make sure every item has a price of what your asking. It doesn’t hurt to over price it because, You will have buyers offer you less. And keep in mind you can always go lower on it, but never more after it is priced. The key in determining pricing is to fairly assess the quality and condition of the item. Start collecting your merchandise to sell by cleaning out attics, basements and closets and the continue throw the house to get those items you have had for many years and have not been moved or used. (Chances are they won’t be used next year either.)

Store things in one central area, then separate them into categories; tools and garden, clothing, accessories, furniture, appliances, household items, specialty items, art, toys, crafts and etc. Items that are broken beyond repair, falling apart or badly stained should be donated to a thrift chain that sells and recycles unsalable goods. fair condition, you might consider tagging it from $10 to $20 just to move it.

Tip: once again, price your items a little above what you will actually take for them to allow for lower offers. In the end, customers will be pleased that they got a deal. Although pricing is the key component of a successful sale, customers will gladly pay a little more for pieces that are clean, in excellent condition and displayed well. Think of your garage as your shop. Arrange your treasures in groups. For example, display clothing, accessories and jewelry in one area. A neat, attractive and organized environment offers customers an enjoyable experience while sellers reap the benefit of higher sales. The wants to attend is a poorly staged event littered with boxes and piles of junk.

Keep in mind, most bargain hunters are not veterans; they won’t take the time to sift through scraggly boxes looking for noteworthy treasures. Arrange high-priced items together. Items costing $20-$50 will look too expensive, despite their value, when placed next to plasticware and paperbacks. Research your big-ticket items, collectibles and antiques on the Internet. Place a copy of the listed description, picture and its selling price next to your item to show its value. If your prices are right and your collectibles still don’t sell, place them on various Internet sites where collectors and savvy buyers are apt to shop. Tag every item with price tags on strings.

Stickers, if used, should be removable and placed so as they don’t affect the value of an item. Only unique items can carry big prices. Items like bread- and espresso-makers will sit dejectedly at sales. However, distinctive or hard-to-find items are eye-catching and often sell like hotcakes if priced fairly (according to your research). Lastly, don’t be fooled by the glut of “$1 sales” that flood the garage sale market. Your sale does not have to be a clearance center. There are plenty of bargain hunters who willingly pay top dollar for unique décor or useful items, whereas, true aficionados will pony up big bucks for those exceptional finds. There is also an unsound fear that shoppers will not attend high-end sales. If your price tags are commensurate with the quality of your merchandise, you will attract the customers that are looking for good-quality items.

If you are actually having a moving sale or other type of sale that warrants just simply moving your merchandise out and you are not interested in capturing a windfall, lower your prices. Run a 50 percent off sale right out of the gate or be willing to readily take reasonable offers on your merchandise Yard-sale pricing guide Women’s and men’s clothing: $2-$15 Children’s name brand clothes and accessories: $3-$7 Baby clothing: $1-$10 Toys: $5-$50 baby furniture, outdoor play Small toys and stuffed animals: $1-$5 DVDs and videos: $3-$5 Books: paperbacks $1, hardcover $3; hot sellers/ tabletop books $5-$15 Baby items: designer clothes, cribs, linens, baby gear (strollers, walkers) $15-$50 Specialty clothing: coats, skiwear, snowsuits, accessories, designer jeans: $10-$25 Linens, bedding and bath: $5-$15 Dishes sets, pots and pans: $5-$50 Small appliances: $3-$15 Large appliances: $30-$250 Recliners, couches, desks, table & chairs, bedroom: $50-$500 Garden supplies: $3-$15 TVs and DVD players: $25-$100 Attic treasures, antiques, memorabilia: $10-$300 Power tools, hand tools, fishing supplies, hunting supplies: $5-$100 Set everything up the night before {if possible}, then cover it all with sheets. Get a good nights rest and be out the at day break. Good luck!



How to Have a Successful Garage Sale: Tips for Making the Most out of Your Garage Sale (Garage Sales) (Volume 1)







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