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How To / Tips Easy steps to help you make a great sale!

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Pick A Date:

  • Pick a date that works best for you.
  • Make sure you leave yourself time the night before the sale to organize and price items.
  • Always have a rain date because mother nature can be tricky.
  • Start early in the morning, you’d be surprised how many people are on the hunt for a deal.

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Declutter:

  • Go through your belongings.
  • Ask yourself when was the last time you used the item or when was the last time you wore the item.
  • Be honest with yourself, if it’s been longer than 6 months chances are you won’t miss it.

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Advertise

Advertise:

  • Advertise, Advertise, Advertise
  • Post your garage sale on our website to generate a great turn out at your sale.
  • Post signs in bright colours around your neighbourhood.
  • Contact us for custom signage packages for your garage sale.

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Price Items to Sell:

  • Don’t overprice items, remember it’s a garage sale.
  • Don’t underprice items either, because in the end you want something in your pocket.
  • Leave enough room for negotiation.
  • Offer a better price if people buy multiple items.

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Be Organized:

  • Make sure that items for sale are clean and in good working order
  • Make sure items are legal to sell.
  • Check out www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pubs/cons/garage-eng.php for tips
  • Make sure you have change. Loonies, toonies and fives are a must have.
  • Organize your items into categories. i.e. Clothes with clothes, toys with toys, tools with tools…ext.
  • Place items on tables, people buy what they see. If items are on the floor, people may walk right past them.

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Have Fun:

  • Enjoy your garage sale!
  • Talk to your customers!
  • Make everyone feel welcome!

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