At All Points Moving & Storage, we believe that one of the best ways to declutter before your move is to sell items that you no longer need. In many cases, this means rolling your sleeves up and having a good old-fashioned yard sale! While yard sales can be extremely successful when done correctly, we’ve also seen yard sales become more trouble than they are worth. We want all of our customers to be profitable during their next yard sale. Here are four tips from All Points Moving & Storage that will help you gain momentum going into your yard sale before you move.
Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork
Let’s be honest, if you have friends or neighbors, it’s likely they’ve got something to sell or some decluttering to do as well. If you want to drag buyers in to see your things, doing it as a team makes it worth the trip. In other words, less really isn’t more when it comes to a yard sale. Ask your neighborhood for help! Not only will this become a more attractive sight for shoppers, but it may help with advertising!
Word of Mouth
If you join in with your neighbors, your yard sale may become the talk of the town. Advertise your yard sale in the local newspaper, consider utilizing social media to spread the word and don’t forget the special websites that bargain shoppers frequent like such as craigslist.org or yardies.com. Remember, the more the merrier, too! If multiple homes are having a yard sale, it’s going to exponentially increase your advertising. Lastly, let’s not forget the importance of those signs and posters! Use big letters and be clear about your date and time.
The Price is Right
Pricing your items at a yard sale can be a little tricky. There is a nice sweet spot to every item. You don’t want to price items too high because then no one will end up buying them. However, you also want to leave a little room to wiggle as bargain hunters will be trying to talk you down. A good rule of thumb is to price things about 30% below retail price to begin with. However, don’t forget your end goal: you want all of this stuff gone! Another thing to consider is a BOGO offer. People are willing to buy more if there is some sort of deal involved.
While we all love a good yard sale, let’s not forget the vulnerability that it entails. Keep your valuables closest to your home so that you can keep an eye on them and avoid an unforeseen burglary. Likewise, lock your home and do not let strangers inside. Lastly, don’t leave your money hanging around. When making a sale, keep the money in a fanny pack or somewhere on you so that no one can easily take it.
At All Points Moving & Storage, we hope all of our customers have a profitable yard sale before they move. For more information about our services or for more tips on a successful yard sale, give us a call today at 866-421-9490.