Savvy Garage Sale Tips

It’s that time of year and garage sales are popping up across the country. Families are cleaning out their homes, getting rid of winter items and looking for a fresh start to summer. Do you thrive on the excitement of hosting a garage sale, including bargaining with potential buyers? Or are you up early on Saturday mornings to hunt for great deals on items in your neighborhood? Whether you are a savvy shopper or looking to host a successful garage sale, here are a few tips to take your garage sale buying and selling to the next level.

It’s all in the planning – It’s a lot of work to host a garage sale, especially  comb through the items you want to sell.  Be sure to allow plenty of time to organize and price the items beforehand. 

Get the word out – Post an ad about your garage sale on eBay Classifieds in the “Garage Sales” section to increase local awareness and drive more buyers to your event.

Tell your neighbors – Hang flyers in your local neighborhood a 4-5 days before your garage sale. After posting your ad, use eBay Classifieds’ free tool to create a custom flyer that you can print out. The flyer even features tear away tabs that serve as informative reminders for neighbors to take home.

Be social – Make sure your Facebook friends and Twitter followers know about your sale and share your eBay Classifieds ad on your social networks.

The eBay Classifieds team wishes you a successful garage sale season and, of course, if you have a few items left over, be sure to post them on the site!

What are your successful garage sales tips?