Garage Sale Planning Checklist

Follow these step-by-step instructions to plan a foolproof yard sale.

Yard sale sign silo
Photo: NICHOLAS EVELEIGH/GETTY IMAGES

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.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles