Have a BEST and PROFITABLE GARAGE SALE......
Spring cleaning makes a great time to get your house looking great, but oh what a pile of no longer needed items, so what do you do with all that junk? The answer can be both fun and profitable: have a garage sale! One man's junk is another man's treasures isn't that the old saying.
Start planning two or three weeks in advance, check into whether a permit is required in your community.
Gather up anything that hasn't been used during the past year. Put everything destined for the sale in boxes, bins, and don't change your mind!
The more people involved, the more fun you'll have. Include your family, neighbours, co-workers and friends, using different coloured price tags for their wares.
Inviting more participants also means sharing the work load and advertising expenses, as well as increasing networks of potential customers. Its also a great time to meet new people.
Avid 'garage sailors' sometimes show up at dawn. Include a specific time in your advertising, and expect people to arrive an hour early.
If you use flyer's or directional signs, make sure they can be clearly read from a moving car. Don't forget to remove the signs after your sale. For your own safety never let people enter your home without supervision. Even escorted don't let more than one stranger in at any given time. You are not obligated to provide telephone or bathroom services.
Point-of-sale advertising will get browsers interested. Which is more appealing a stuffed rabbit with a price of $1.00 or the same rabbit a tag 'Her name if Fluffy and she likes to cuddle. Take her home for only $1.00'
Kids are happier letting go of old toys if you set up a separate area where your young entrepreneurs can sell the goods themselves.
Put out balloons, streamers, play music, and let the kids run a refreshment stand and most important of all. HAVE FUN!!!!
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, A GREAT GARAGE SALE, AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your Real Estate and Neighbourhood Specialist.