Simple Ways to Advertise a Garage Sale

Simple Ways to Advertise a Garage Sale

Garage Sale

A garage sale can be a great way to declutter your home and make some decent money while doing so. If people don’t know about your sale, no amount of low pricing for expensive items will bring you any profit. You will spend a lot of time organising and sorting your items, so don’t waste it by not advertising properly. Here are a few simple ways to advertise your garage sale and get moving.

Classified Adverts

There are garage sale websites where you can post your next sale. If you live in a small town, you will have better luck by placing an advert in your local newspaper’s classifieds section. If you want to expand your reach of potential customers, look for an online buy and sell website like Gumtree.

Once you are ready to place your advert, think carefully about the wording. Garage sales due to a death in the family, relocation, or property repossession can get a lot of attraction. They are considered a high priority for many sale-hunters because you get more items for cheaper rates. Items from these sales are popular as you can get almost brand-new furniture and clothes for next to nothing.

Street Signage

Newspaper or online adverts may not attract enough attention, especially if you posted to a small group of people or waited too long to let the public know. Placing street signs in and around the neighbourhood could bring in buyers who are just passing by. This is passive income at its finest because you have to do very little. The most important thing is that your sign is clear, bright and, if possible, on a neon-coloured background. Don’t put too much information on the sign so that you can write in big legible letters that are noticeable from a moving vehicle or far distance. 

Your best bet for street signs is to advertise with signs on the forecourt. The robust vinyl material of forecourt signs is capable of staying outdoors for long periods. You can find great signage deals with Discount Displays based in the UK. This long-standing favourite can provide you with all your outdoor, retail, and event advertising needs that will attract the right business for your needs.

Social Media and Public Boards

Maybe the easiest way to get the word out on any topic is with social media. People spend a significant time scrolling through feeds looking for great deals, so your Facebook and Instagram pages can work wonders. What’s more, your friends can repost and share your garage sale with people you are not acquainted with. 

Advertising for a garage sale can be done in a variety of ways, as long as you are targeting the right group of people and in the right area. You should place any online or newspaper adverts or street signage only a few days before and during the sale. If you post about your garage sale too early, you run the risk of people forgetting about the event. If you are too late, you will have no one to sell to. Be sure to make your advertisement clear and to the point. Don’t hassle with an overload of information. In some cases, simplicity is often the better choice.

Enjoy the experience of your garage sale with these tips.

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