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How to Host a Yard Sale

Tips to Help You Make The Most Money

Successful Yard Sale Tips

It’s that time of the year again: yard sale season! As people are taking advantage of the weather by cleaning out their garage, attic, and other junk-collecting areas of the home, it’s the perfect time to try to make some money off of unwanted items. Use these tips to help you host a yard sale and boost your profits.

How to Host a Yard Sale

  1. Get the neighborhood involved. Make your sale even more tempting for avid yardsale goers by getting neighbors involved for a major event. Being able to stop by multiple “shops” in one trip is a bonus for many garage sale enthusiasts, and you will be able to attract more visitors.
  2. Utilize marketing. Post on social media, add your address to yard sale sites like Yard Sale Search, and place signs by roads nearby. You can get crafty with posterboard or check out your local home improvement store for pre-made signs.
  3. Price accordingly. Your desk set may have cost you hundreds of dollars, but that doesn’t mean it’s worth nearly that much anymore. A yard sale isn’t so much about recouping your costs as it is for making a few bucks on things you don’t need anymore. Plus, you have the bonus of not having to take care of donating, throwing away, or recycling on your own.
  4. Consider quality. It can be tempting to put a price tag on every item you don’t want, but not everything is suitable for a second owner. Clothing with holes, toys with missing pieces, and coffee-stained mugs aren’t likely good items to try to sell. If a browser comes to check out your sale, these items will make it look like you didn’t take care of the rest of the things you have for sale. Instead, offer gently used clothing, toys that have been cleaned first, and cookware that isn’t sporting serious scratches or chips.
  5. Call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling when you’re done. Not everything will be sold at your yard sale, and you’ll need to figure out what to do with the items left over. Simply call JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, and we’ll handle it all! We responsibly donate and recycle 60% to 80% of the items we haul so you can feel good knowing that you may not have been able to sell an item, but it’s not going to a landfill. Call us today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup.