With warmer weather upon us, many people around Ottawa will plan to hold a garage sale. These sales can be fun to hold, and they can also net you a few extra dollars from items you no longer need. Remember, one man’s junk is another’s treasure!
Here are 5 tips for having a great garage sale, this summer:
- Get cleaning. Make sure that everything you put out is cleaned up. When things look clean, or have been repaired, you attract more buyers and will get more money for them.
- Price everything. While it may be easier to set your things out there without prices, shoppers usually find it annoying. Put prices on everything, so that you won’t confuse or irritate people.
- Spread the word. It is important to make sure you get the word out by advertising it online, as well as in your community paper. Also, be sure to put out good signage to guide people to your home.
- Negotiate prices. People go to garage sales looking for a bargain, so be prepared to negotiate on some prices. If you have something that is of sentimental value to you, you may be better off putting it back in the