Tag Sale Tips and Tricks


Tips for A Successful Tag Sale

1. Gather Your Goods: Grab a box and go through every room. Pick up anything you don’t want or haven’t used in months and toss it in. Check closets, attics, basements, and garages. Don’t underestimate the value of what you find either; people will buy anything from old CDs to unwanted bottles of perfume.

2. Get Supplies: Have your supplies at least a day before the garage sale starts. You’ll need chairs to sit on, a table or other flat surface to take payments and provide change, and plenty of areas to display your goods. For pricing, use tape and a pen, or price tags from the Dollar store. Keep tables with breakables off to the side of your sale. Unattended kids love to run underneath tables, so the more centrally located they are, the higher risk you run of the table being knocked over.

3. Don’t Forget the Change: Odds are, you’ll have to make $19.95 in change for your first customer. Make sure you have fives, ones, and at least twenty dollars in quarters.

4. Sort & Price Your Items: It’s the easiest way to keep your garage sale organized and make it easy on potential buyers. Divide all of your items by category, such as clothes, books, home goods, and kids’ toys. Put prices on everything to avoid confusion (and questions!).

5. Night-Before Prep: Arrange your tables and hang clothing the night before the garage sale; you won’t have enough time to do it in the morning. If you can’t put everything in the garage the night before, group similar items into laundry baskets and boxes. You will save time in the morning if you only have to pull items out of boxes that don’t require further separation.

6. Morning Prep: Give yourself an hour before the garage sale starts to set everything out. Make sure you have your change in a safe place and a place to sit!

7. Sell Sell Sell!: Set your seat in a spot easy to see, shout out a friendly hello when people walk up, and let customers come to you. Keep in mind that you don’t have to haggle right away. Don’t let your couch go for five dollars with the first customer. Odds are that someone else will come along willing to pay your asking price.

8. Dealing with Leftovers: You’re going to have leftover stuff. Consider donating to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Vietnam Vets, or Goodwill. Bulk items can be left curb-side and the Village will pick up on Monday the 4th.

Tips taken from ww.moneycrashers.com/successful-garage-sale-tips/