If the
spring season has you wanting to declutter your home and get rid of
your old stuff, one of the most popular methods of doing so is
hosting a tag sale. Not only will a tag sale give your items a second
home, it can make you some extra money in the process. Just follow
these tips and you will be well on the way to hosting a successful
sale.

What you will need:

  • Blank
    posters, markers, and a stapler/tape to make signage.
  • Folding
    tables to display your goods.
  • Change
    for your customers – small bills and coins.
  • Bubble
    wrap, bags, and boxes for packaging items.
  • Stuff
    to sell!
  • Optional
    – music and refreshments to make the sale more enjoyable for your
    guests/

What to do:

  1. Check local laws
    and regulations.
    It’s
    important to familiarize yourself with any local regulations
    regarding tag sales. You want to make sure you aren’t breaking any
    laws!
  1. Pick a time and a
    date for your sale.
    You
    should pick a date at least two weeks in advance to give you time to
    prepare and spread the word.
  1. Decide what items
    you will be selling.
    Cleaning
    these items and repairing any broken pieces will help them sell for
    more money. Determine a price for all of your items and mark them
    accordingly.
  1. Advertise your
    tag sale.
    About
    a week before your sale, start building hype by advertising it in
    your local newspaper or online outlets such as Craigslist. You can
    also post about it on your social media accounts to inform your
    friends and family.
  1. Post signage
    around your neighborhood.
    Start
    posting signs in your neighborhood two or three days before the
    sale. Make sure the signs are easy to read and include the date and
    time of the sale, as well as your address.
  1. Gather your
    supplies.
    The
    day before the sale, make sure you have everything you need,
    including tables for displaying your items, packaging materials to
    wrap up your goods, and small bills and coins to make change for
    your customers.
  1. Set up your tag
    sale.
    Give
    yourself two hours to do this. Make sure all items are properly
    marked and out on display. Add music and refreshments to make the
    shopping experience better for your customers.
  1. Final steps.
    After
    the sale is over, make sure to take down any signage that you
    posted, and get rid of your leftover items. You can put them on the
    curb with a “FREE” sign, donate them to charity, or simply throw
    them away.
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