It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking about a garage sale. There’s plenty of reasons why spring yard sales are popular. The weather is getting nicer and that means it’s an excellent time of year to organize and clean your home. If you’re going to throw a bunch of items out anyway, why not make a profit on them instead?
Organizations often hold garage sales as a fundraising opportunity and if you are in charge of a school organization or team, it might bring in some funds before the end of the school year. Or you might simply want to make some money. Whatever the reason, A.B. Richards can help you prepare for your garage sale.
A.B. Richards Portable Storage Containers Can Help You Organize
A.B. Richards can deliver residential & commercial ground level storage containers throughout the northeast. We can help you get organized for a garage sale or store equipment for your sports team. A.B. Richards will rent you the portable storage containers that are right for the job. If you’re planning a garage sale, our 20-foot storage containers are perfect to store your items. They fit easily on residential lots. We’ve seen more than our share of garage sales, so we want to give you 5 tips to make yours spectacular.
Tip 1: Pick the Right Day
It’s a given that almost all garage sales take place on weekends. But the website DIY Network suggests thinking things out a bit. You might make more money if you plan your sale on a three-day holiday weekend. You also might want to consider starting a weekend sale early. Maybe get a jump on things by starting on Friday night. That way you can pick up some sales from collectors and retirees who want to get a head start.
Tip 2: Your Sign Is Critical
Some people consider the sign you put up advertising a garage sale as an afterthought. It’s actually one of the most important parts of your preparation since the majority of people who will come to your sale will learn about it from your sign. So be neat and make the sign as clear as possible. Make sure directions to your sale are precise, particularly if your sale is on an out of the way street. Make sure you obey all laws about posting signs,and post them early enough so people see them.
Tip 3: Don’t Be Afraid to Advertise
Your sign is important, but there are plenty of other ways to get the word out about your sale. For example, there are plenty of websites out there where you can take out an ad for your sale. Craigslist can localize your ads. Some communities still have strong local newspaper which will allow your ad to be seen.
Tip 4: Stay Organized
The more you think out your garage sale, the more successful you’ll be. The Spruce suggests cleaning your items, so they’ll look good. Make certain that you’re not selling items that are broken. Group like items together. Place breakables where only adults can reach them and keep valuables close to the checkout area so you can keep an eye on them.
Tip 5: Rent Storage Containers from A.B. Richards
If you’re planning a yard sale, one of the top ways to organize is to gather your items in a ground level storage container by A.B. Richards. We’ll deliver your unit right to the site of the sale or wherever you want to put it. Your storage container will be safe and secure and they’re equipped with a padlock. It couldn’t be more convenient. Contact A.B. Richards today.