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August 31st, 2015 at 10:00 am

have your best yard sale yet

Everyone says they should get rid of their unwanted stuff by holding a yard sale. But not everyone wants to put in the time and effort.

Why not? You’re organized at work. You see the right and wrong things others do at their yard/garage sales. With a little planning and organization, you can hold an appealing sale that will not only help de-clutter your space, but also bring in extra cash so you can buy something new or make improvements to your home!

Technology has made it easier than ever to promote and conduct your sale. Social media, smartphone and tablet apps, and wireless credit-card readers are just some of the ways to bring a sale into the 21st century.

We talked to some yard sale veterans on both sides of the cash box, and searched the web to come up with tips on how to prepare for and conduct a sale. If you try them, or come up with any new approaches for your next sale, share your experiences in the comment section below.

Planning the sale

Marketing the sale

This is where you can get really creative. Lots of people use the “garage sale” category on Craigslist to post details about their sale, along with photos. It’s free and a great way to attract regular yard sale shoppers. But here are some other modern ways to create a buzz about your upcoming sale:

Day of sale

For your next sale

 

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