The trickiest part of having a yard sale? Trying to figure out how to price everything. If you price things too high, they won’t sell. If you price things too low, you won’t make as much as you could have. It’s all about hitting that sweet spot in the middle, where you end the day with a pocketful of cash and a cleaned out house. But how do you know where that sweet spot lies? By hosting a ton of yard sales, or by referring to my new yard sale pricing guide.
It’ll be a couple weeks before I find out how much I made at the fall consignment sale that kicks off today, but I thought I’d go ahead and share some of my consignment sale tips with you. These are my tricks for making the experience as hassle-free (and profitable) as possible.
Before you do anything, spend a few minutes assembling your supplies. These are my pricing must-haves:
It’s always been my goal to have a yard sale where we sell absolutely everything. I mean, isn’t that everyone’s goal? It takes so much work to round up the stuff you want to sell, to price it, to haul it outside, to arrange it on tables and racks and then sit there baking in the sun while you try to sell it all. The last thing you want to do after all of that is box everything back up and then figure out what you’re going to do with the leftovers. So, when we had a yard sale this weekend, I finally got serious about selling everything, and I’m excited to report that we got to hang up our first ever sold out sign. Woo hoo!
Our strategy for having a sold out yard sale is really simple, and it something that you can easily replicate. Here’s what we did.
Getting ready for a yard sale can be quite the undertaking, but it becomes much more manageable, if you break the task up over several weeks. Two to four weeks seems to be about right. And because I’ve organized … oh about a billion yard sales over the years … I put together a checklist to take you through the process.
Last weekend we had a yard sale that brought in $1,138.05. That’s partly because we had a lot to sell and partly because we’ve figured out what it takes to have a successful sale. Want to know my secrets? Here they are.