Real Simple Home Cleaning Garage Sale Checklist Garage Sale Checklist Follow these step-by-step instructions to plan a foolproof yard sale. Advertisement Save FB Tweet ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Image zoom Nicholas Eveleigh/Getty Images Checklist 2 Weeks Before Gather items to sell. Pick a date and a time; experts suggest a Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Secure a permit if needed. 1 Week Before Clean your stuff. Categorize, price, and label items. 2 Days Before Tweet and/or post on Facebook. Hit the bank for small bills ($100 worth). Give neighbors a heads-up. The Morning of Hang signs. Set up your wares, music, and the cash station (allow 2 hours). Go Time Sell! After Donate unsold goods. Remove signs.