5 Ways To Host a Successful Spring Garage Sale

Published on 4/2/2021

Spring is here, and you know what that means! It’s time to organize and declutter! Garage sales are fun, profitable, and a great way to find new homes for items you no longer need. Just remember to provide a hand sanitizing station at the entrance, and wear your mask! Garage sales are still possible in the midst of COVID-19, but extra precautions must be taken to make sure everyone is safe. 

1. Pick a good date.
Weekend days, such as Saturday and Sunday, are popular garage sale days. You might even want to ask your neighbors if they’d be interested in hosting their own garage sales, which could create a “street sale” and attract more buyers! 

2. Advertise.
Use Facebook, Craigslist, and OfferUp to post about your garage sales. You can also post flyers and signs that indicate your address, the date and time of the garage sale, and the types of items being sold. 

3. Keep your items organized.
Make your garage sale easier to browse and navigate by organizing your items into clearly marked categories. Keep similar items in the same area. Buyers will definitely appreciate this. 

4. Include other people.
If you want to get rid of some things but you don’t feel like you have enough to hold a garage sale, ask your family, friends, and neighbors if they’d like to participate. This could increase the size of your event and draw in more buyers. 

5. Have plenty of spare change.
If you don’t usually have cash on hand, make sure to go to the bank and get lots of change. This will be necessary to break larger bills!