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Tips for Selling Household Items

Holding a sale to get rid of unwanted household items can take a lot of planning and can be frustrating if you are not organized. Here are some tips to make your sale successful:

  • Pick a good day and time. Saturday mornings and afternoons are the most common.
  • Check to see if you’ll need a permit since some communities require them.
  • Advertise. Make yard signs, tell your neighbors and advertise on sites like Craigslist.
  • Arrange all of your items on tables the night before to make them easier for buyers to view.
  • Be sure to have a price tag on each item and price items appropriately.
  • Greet people as they arrive. Creating a friendly atmosphere for your customers will encourage them to stay and shop longer.
  • Toward the end of your sale, consider offering items at half price or less – and donate any leftover items to charity.

Having a sale can be hard work, but it is a great way to make a few extra dollars and, more importantly, it frees up space in your home or garage.

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