Garage Sale Display Tips

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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These garage sale display tips will help your event run smoothly, resulting in good sales and reduced clutter around your house.

Garage Sales - Garage Sale Display Tips

If you’re having a garage sale you certainly want it to be successful. The meaning of success is different from person to person. For this discussion, let’s agree that a successful garage sale will be one that helps you declutter by selling as many things as possible, as well as makes you money. Here are some garage sale display tips to help you put your merchandise out in the best way for it to sell quickly.

Everything for sale should be displayed when the sale opens. Some people may say that adding items in later or on a second day will bring people back. I say that’s risky because there is no guarantee they will come back.

Organizing effectively will help you know quickly where things are and what’s been sold. It will also help keep people moving through and buying instead of just rummaging about and moving things around.

Place furniture and other large items near the street in order to attract the attention of potential customers.

Put the remainder of your merchandise out on display in a way that makes it easier for people to find and buy what they are looking for. Don’t just put everything out randomly. Try to make one section seem to be a logical fit with the items that are in the next section. That way, you will create a sort of logical buying flow in the mind of the buyer. As a result when they are looking at one item, they have a much better chance of seeing another, somewhat related item next to it that has a greater chance of catching their interest.

If at all possible, don’t put clothing on the ground. It’s easier to see if it’s either hanging on a line or rack, or folded on a table.

Display smaller expensive items such as jewelry close to the house or at a table where you or someone you trust will be stationed to keep watch.

Following these garage sale display tips should help your event run smoothly, resulting in good sales and reduced clutter around your house.

Be sure to check out my other posts on garage sales!

Garage Sales – A Great Way to Declutter And Make Some Cash

Tips For Planning A Garage Sale

How To Market Your Garage Sale

Garage Sale Pricing Tips

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Neely July 13, 2018 - 1:41 pm

So throwing everything in boxes is a no go? I kid! These are super helpful!

Marysa July 13, 2018 - 10:10 pm

I need to get rid of so much stuff, I should really have a garage sale or go in with a friend or neighbor and do one together. It’s good to have tips to maximize the amount of money you make and to get rid of as much as possible!

Annemarie LeBlanc July 14, 2018 - 5:09 am

We’ve been thinking of setting up a garage sale before summer is over. I’ve been decluttering since last month and putting some into boxes which will go into our garage sale. Thanks for these tips. Hopefully, ours will be a success!

Dogvills July 14, 2018 - 1:42 pm

Thanks for these tips. The next time I do a garage sale, I will use a clothes rack to display pre-loved clothing items to make it easy for potential customers to choose.

Pat. July 16, 2018 - 1:52 pm

Keep things easily stolen near the seller’s line of sight.

Thomas Paul July 21, 2018 - 7:44 pm

I think the cloth is the hardest thing to display.. If it’s folded sometimes people wont like to “mess up” the display. I think the best way is to hang them .
Thanks for the tips!

GiGi Eats July 24, 2018 - 8:38 pm

Garage sales were so much fun back in the day when I would go with my mom! I haven’t been to one in what feels like EONS though!


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