How to Have a Great Yard Sale #ATimeToClean

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We’re coming down to the last couple of days in our 30 day challenge. I know there have been trials and setbacks, but I hope that you have found yourself letting go of not just a bunch of stuff crowding your home, but that you’re heart feels lighter or is on it’s way to finding peace.

At the beginning of this challenge we talked about how to declutter and what to do with all of that stuff you’ve collected and need to purge.

How to Have a Great Yard Sale

We’ve spent five week clearing out the clutter in our homes, and you probably have a few boxes or bags filled with stuff that is still in good shape, but no longer a good fit for your lifestyle. The best way to get rid of good clutter is to have a yard sale!

I’ll be honest, if you’ve never had a yard sale just know it can be a lot of work, but when you know there is cash waiting for you at the end, it makes it all worthwhile. And if you feel like you don’t want to keep the cash, donate it to a charity or give it to your church! Either way, you have to get rid of the junk, so why not put that energy into having a great sale?

Here are some tips to help you have a great yard sale:

Separate all the items

Yard sales tend to work better when they are organized. Which is why separating the items is a good move. You don’t have to be super particular, but when people are looking, they want to be able to look through items. I love shopping at nicely organized yard sales. Group like items together in boxes or on tables – you can even spread out a tarp on the group to display your stuff too.

Be fair with the pricing

It works best if you price the items before the sale begins. I always say to be fair with pricing. You will sell more items when you’re fair with pricing, rather than not. People go to yard sales for cheap items, not over over-priced. Be prepared to negotiate on prices too. Everyone enjoys feeling like they walked away with a good deal. Price your items fairly, but not so low that you won’t want to haggle the price.

Market your sale

Pick the date for your sale and market it like crazy. People will come to your sale if you do a good job marketing and have items worthwhile to them. I like to post about our yard sale in neighborhood groups on Facebook. I also like to mention it on my personal Facebook page. The more you talk about it, the better! People need to know about your sale. Brightly colored, easy to read directional signs make for good traffic and you can also run a classified ad in the local newspaper if you want.

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Have good customer service

When people are at your yard sale, they want their questions answered. Be friendly to people who come to your yard sale. Smile, ask if there is anything in particular they are looking for. If they offer you a lower price, consider it. You don’t have to go super low on your items. However, if you’re serious about getting rid of all that clutter, don’t be afraid to take a lower price. Remember, your goal is to live clutter free and having a great yard sale will help you reach your goal!

Having a great yard sale boils down to having items that people want and pricing them just right. Make a decision to donate any leftover yard sale goods to your local thrift store or leave them on the street with a sign that says, FREE.

Have you had a successful yard sale before? Share your tips below!

Today’s Goal

  • Pick up a journal and write down your thoughts about what He has shown you or print my free prayer journal.
  • Choose an area in your home you want to tackle.
  • Fill at least one bag or box full of stuff to give away.
  • Take a picture of your bag. Share it on Facebook, or Instagram – use hashtag #atimetoclean2017 {optional}
  • Leave a comment below about what you chose to get rid of and anything else God has laid on your heart.
  • Do your best to wake up early tomorrow and spend time in prayer. Use your prayer journal.

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