Yard sale

Have the Best Garage Sale at Your North Fork Home.

It’s that time of year again — time to have a garage sale!  This year, you can have your most successful garage sale ever. Here are a few tips to help. We can help navigate Yard Sales on the North Fork.

Advertise your sale in local newspapers and online.

Many of the habitual Saturday morning garage sale patrons use the paper to plan their treasure hunts. They do this to make sure they hit all of the sales in certain neighborhoods. In the ad, mention your home address, date and time of your garage sale and big or hot items you’ll be selling.

Open early.

It’s best to open early, such as around seven in the morning. Sales tend to taper off in the afternoon. Don’t disappoint early shoppers who are typically your best buyers. They have a busy schedule and a lot of stops to hit. Open on time or even a few minutes before the time you advertised.

Make plenty of signs pointing the way to your North Fork home.

If your yard is difficult to see or is not on a main road, be sure to post signs pointing the way. If allowed, attach a few balloons to it. This will catch the attention of passing motorists.

Have everything clearly labeled with reasonable prices.

Keep in mind that these shoppers are looking for a bargain and price accordingly. You can individually label each item, or use an easily readable color-coded chart. For instance, a blue sticker means 25 cents, red stickers mean 50 cents and yellow stickers mean $1.

Offer specials at different points during the sale.

You can offer a two-for-the-price-of-one sale or a twenty percent off special. At the end of the day, you may want to have an unadvertised special such as fill a bag for $1 to get rid of as much as possible.

Donate leftovers.

Make your life easier and do something for others by donating any items that don’t sell. If you plan carefully, you can schedule a pick up by your local charitable organization at the end of your garage sale.

With these tips, you’re well on your way to having your best Yard Sale on the North Fork.