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Planning and Organizing a Successful Yard Sale

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					Planning and Organizing a Successful Yard Sale
A well-organized and well-planned yard sale is more appealing and makes
it easier for shoppers to see what you have for sale. After you've sorted
through your belongings and decided what you're going to place in your
yard sale, take a moment to sit down and think through how you want to
organize your items. Categorize your items, as it demonstrates your hard
work and forethought in planning your sale. Keep a close eye on things
throughout the course of the day, as you'll need to resort and re-
categorize your things as your items sell.
You can sort things into boxes when you're doing your initial sorting and
purging. Grocery, liquor and discount stores always have plenty of empty
freight boxes, and they're usually free for the taking. Make sure you
gather several sizes to accommodate different items. As you
Take a box with you and survey your house and your belongings, place your
unwanted items in the box until it's full. Select a central location or
room in your house to coordinate your sale items. Continue with this
process until you've sorted through all your belongings in both your home
and garage. Be sure to go through places like your drawers, closets,
sheds, cupboards and your pantry.   Don't forget your attic or basement
as well.
After you've gathered all your sale items, sort them into categories to
group them into for your sale. This can be done either by category or
price. Periodically during your sale, move items that haven't sold to
another table or re-locate them on the same table. However, don't do this
during times when you have lots of traffic. If you notice certain
categories of items are not selling as well as others, you might want to
adjust your prices accordingly or move them closer to the entrance to
your sale so they are more visible to those who drive by to see what
goodies you have to offer.
After your sale is over, don't take the items back in your house.
Contact your local rescue mission or charity thrift store and make
arrangements to donate your items. Most places will be happy to arrange
a pickup time to come by and haul your things away, and will give you a
receipt you can use for a tax write-off.

				
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