Help me rock out this yard sale
May 9, 2012 7:18 AM Subscribe
Tell me all you know about throwing a successful yard sale! I am having a yard sale the first weekend of June and I am ready to get rid of some stuff and make a little scratch.
posted by stormygrey to Grab Bag (23 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have been a part of successful yard sales as part of a larger group, but the one that I staged on my own was a disaster, I maybe made $25 bucks and only really suceeded in getting my stuff sorted and out into the yard, expediting donation later.I just got married and will be moving soon and I have a lot of stuff to unload, all kinds of vinyl, nice clothes, thirft store t-shirts, knick-knacks, silverware, the list goes on and on.
I live in a hipster/trendy downtown neighborhood (veering on the gritty rather than twee side) where there are a lot of young people on foot, bike, and scooter going by. My next door neighbor and an across the street neighbor may be interested in setting up on the same day. There is lots of street parking, but a rather small actual front yard to display on, so the sidewalk and retaining wall will have to be incorporated as well.
So what are your yard sale secrets? How do you price? Display? Advertise? Collaborate? Do you incorporate craigslist/social media etc? Any specific strategies that have worked amazingly for you?