Originally posted on CBS Philly:
Garage sales are a great way to earn extra money and have fun along the way. People are always in search of a bargain, and you never know what items can be on a list. Clean out your closets and go through the piles that have been accumulating over the past couple of years. Get rid of these unwanted items to clear out some space in the house. Not only can this be a cleansing experience, but it can also be an opportunity to interact with neighbors and meet new people. Your unused or unwanted items can be someone else’s treasure, so start planning this spring’s yard sale.
1. Get the word out: One of the key components of having a successful garage sell is getting the word out. This can be done by putting up flyers around your neighborhood and listing an ad in your local community newspaper. In addition to advertisements, don’t underestimate the power of spreading information the old fashion way by word of mouth.
2. Prepare: May sure you have a plan and pricing in place well in advance of your sale. Check the weather report to avoid any unexpected delays or cancellations. Make your prices fair so people will want to buy. Proper preparation is an easy way to stay on target and ensure that you reach your goals of the day.