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The Yard Sale Checklist: How to Plan a Yard or Garage Sale

Having a garage sale is the perfect way to get rid of things you don’t use and make money. When you’re garage sale planning, there are a few things that need to be on your checklist. Let’s take a look at them and see how you can have a successful garage sale! Choose the Perfect Timing  Never have a garage sale on a holiday or any other special day. Most people won’t plan to go yard sale hunting on Christmas or Super Bowl day. Choose a normal day with nice weather to appeal to more customers. Scouting your area, local… Read More

How to Choose the Right Yard Sale Sign Images

The very first step to having a successful yard sale is choosing the right yard sale sign images. Human beings are more likely to buy things that positively stimulate at least one of their 5 senses. Why should buyers come to your yard sale? Let’s take a look at a few things you can do to get people interested in your yard sale. Use Crystal Clear Images Blurry or low-quality garage sale images definitely won’t get the job done. You want your images to clearly display the items you are selling or the perks of your sale. Use crystal clear… Read More

5 Yard Sale Flyer Design Ideas

Creating an engaging yard sale flyer can make a tremendous impact on the success of your sale! Reach new customers and say hello again to your loyal customers with a fun and informative flyer. Whether you’re distributing physical flyers or posting them digitally, your design is the most important factor of your sale.  Let’s take a look at 5 easy garage sale flyer design ideas. Have Fun with Colors When designing your flyer you should definitely use bright and bold colors! Using fun colors will naturally make your yard sale flyer attractive, attention-grabbing, and exciting. Using only blacks, greys, dark… Read More

How to Price Items at Your Yard Sale

Whether you’re moving, trying to make some much-needed cash, or just clearing out clutter, yard sales are a lot of work. The time and effort of choosing items to sell, publicizing your sale, arranging sale items, and spending the day selling are a little daunting. Fortunately, a little preparation will save time and maybe earn you extra money. And the most common question is “What do I charge for all this stuff?” Read on, and we’ll provide some answers. Yard sale prices will vary according to region. Pricing and sales strategies also differ depending on whether you are moving or… Read More

Yard Sale Nostalgia: Vintage Items Millennials Should Look For at Yard Sales

Generationally, the Boomers made a huge cultural splash, (just ask one). Gen X had its moment with grunge flannel fashions, Brat Pack films, and musical giants like Prince and Madonna, but the Millennials seem most determined to leave an indelible mark on America’s pop culture. As the eldest Millennials near 40, they are reaching the “Nostalgia Zone” - that age when we look back on everything from our childhoods with fondness. That means they will be drawn by a supernatural force—like something out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer—toward garage sales and yard sales for 90’s items and other tokens of… Read More

Top 5 Craziest Garage/Yard Sale News Stories

Let’s face it. You’re in it for the adventure. If you’re an experienced yard sale pirate, you know better than anyone how to save money with top-notch garage sale finds. But more than anything, you live for the thrill of the treasure hunt, like the buccaneers of old. Sure, you’ve had to sift through a lot of junk, but every now and then, there are those rare yard sale hidden treasures that make all the driving and early mornings worthwhile. You’ve probably seen crazy news stories about overlooked objects that fetch huge payouts. Here are five types of garage sale… Read More

6 Yard Sale Sign Ideas to Get People to Show Up

Today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog we are looking at yard sale sign ideas to maximize your chances of catching people’s attention in the right way and getting as many folks as possible to show up to your sale. There’s a lot that goes into making the perfect sign, but we’ve boiled it down to only the most important yard/garage sale sign ideas. So let’s get into it! 1. Go Big The first stop on our list of yard sale sign ideas is size. For outdoor signage like this, you do not want to pull out a piece of… Read More

How to Prepare for a Successful Community Yard Sale

Do you have lots of things you don’t need or no longer use lying around your house? Why don’t you convert your unused belongings into an opportunity to make more money? A community yard sale can help you clean your house and sell your unneeded belongings to earn some extra cash. The thought of making money out of decluttering your home is very appealing, but planning a yard sale can be intimidating to some. Sifting through all the clutter and organizing a public event can indeed be an overwhelming and stressful experience. Follow the tips below to prepare a profitable… Read More

How to Advertise a Yard Sale: 7 Methods for Successful Yard Sale Ads

Need to learn how to advertise a yard sale? If you’re planning your first yard sale, you’ve come to the right place. Running a yard sale successfully takes strategic planning, careful preparation, and close attention to detail. Doing it right can mean a difference of hundreds of extra dollars in sales and far more of your clutter sold to new homes. Advertising is one of the most important parts of getting it right, and at Yard Sale Radar, we’re here to help you learn how to advertise a yard sale successfully. Here are 7 of our most tried and true… Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Get Yard Sale Items Instead of Shopping at a Store

fdivBuying yard sale items instead of shopping at a store has some pretty cool advantages that you might not have considered. The most successful yard sale sellers are aware of these advantages, and now it’s your turn to get in the know. Today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog, we’re looking at our top 5 reasons to buy yard sale items instead of new items at the store. 1. Older Items Often Have Better Quality One of the sad truths about our modern society is that we’re cheap. Saving money is often the most important motivating factor both for consumers… Read More