Garage Sale Hints For
Displaying Your Merchandise To Sell More
By Helen Walters
Garage Sale Hints for Displaying Your Merchandise
Garage sales are a common thing from early spring until just before the
winter snows begin to fly. We’ve all been to dozens in our life and for the most
part I’d say most people feel pretty comfortable that they could put on their
own reasonable garage sale if they wanted too. Well we’d like to think that the
following list of garage sale hints will help out those of you who are perhaps a
little inexperienced in selling.
One of the most common mistakes that people make is in the way that they
display the items that they are wanting to sell. If you spend just a few minutes
thinking about what you are selling and how to best organize it, you will sell
more stuff at a higher price. So…
Once your tables are set up either inside the garage a few days before the
sale or outside on your driveway the day of the sale, it is time to put your
merchandise out on display in a way that makes it easier for people to find and
buy what they are looking for.
It is really critical that you don’t simply put everything out randomly, in
big piles, or scattered all over the place on the ground. Ideally, you don't
want people moving things around on their own. Take it from someone who used to
work in retail: left to their own devices, people will make a royal mess of any
If you can keep people from rummaging about, in, and underneath your
carefully organized displays, you will save yourself a lot of reorganizing
headaches later. Starting out with easy to access displays that are organized
logically is a good thing. Here are a few other hints to keep in mind as you put
out your garage sale items.
- No clothes should be thrown on the ground
- Small items should not be placed in boxes under the tables
- Everything for sale should be displayed when the sale opens
- Group items by price.
- Divide the tables into areas for different price ranges and put a sign up
know what that range is
- The arrangement should make it easier for your customers to find what they
These garage sale hints should help first-timers to have everything run
smoothly. Just be sure to put like things together and give people enough space
to move around.
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