Posted by Julie at Aug 29, 2012 6:00 am
So in a couple of weeks, my neighbors and I are throwing a cul-de-sac garage sale. Let it be known here and now that I hate garage sales. I hate them not as a customer, but as someone who has done them twice before. It was a long, long time ago and while I’m not looking forward to doing this again, I’m more interested in cash than a tax deduction. (Though of course, I will donate whatever is left over.)
Do you have any advice for me? Where to advertise? How to price? What to allow/not allow? I know I’m going to limit the hours…8am until noon, maybe 1pm if the weather is nice and the crowd is steady. Last thirty minutes, I’ll slash prices and then drag the rest back into the garage for donation the following Monday. I don’t have any high-ticket items (like cameras or watches) that could be easily stolen…but I still worry. I’m going to enlist my nephew to help me.
But other than that…I have no clue. Help!
Do you go to garage sales? Have you had one? What have you heard?