Join our community of Solution Seekers!

Garage Sale Planning Guide

9 Smart Garage Sale Strategies

How to work the room (er, yard) to seal the deal.

Yard saleGreg Ruffing

Halftime Strategies

Midway through the day and still have tons of stuff? Switch things up and make that merch move. Here’s how.

6. Rearrange lonely leftovers to fill empty spots. 
Take down tables and consolidate into a smaller but fuller area.

7. Offer bulk buys. 
Add a helmet to a bike or sell two toys for the price of one.

8. Slash prices. 
“If you really want to unload it all, two hours before the end of the sale, mark everything half off or $1, says Gubler. Cross out old prices in red, and leave a box of low-cost items by the curb with a big sign that says free to attract passersby.

9. Still have stuff left? 
Arrange a post-sale donation pickup by Purple Heart Services or the Salvation Army.

Read More About:Organizing

Related Content

Handing over money

3 Ways to Protect Yourself When Loaning Money

Whether it’s for an overdue bill or to fund a new business, a relative will ask for financial help at some point. Follow these tips for a smoother lending process.

What do you think about this article? Share your own solutions and ideas

View Earlier Comments

Quick Tip

Mythic Paint

Home stores and paint shops will often sell, for a fraction of the regular price, cans of paint that customers returned because the color was not quite right for them. Get more tips.