Garage sale tips - part 2
GET THE PRICE RIGHT
While your spesh stuff will demand a premium price, there are also plenty of bargain hunters looking for a (ahem) bargain. By pricing everyday items cheaply, you’ll sell more stuff, clear more space and feel good knowing your stuff has found a new home.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER MARY PORTAS
Make your stuff do the hard work so you don’t have to. Put your best things front and centre to lure in the shoppers. Arrange things in categories or colours and whip out the bunting.
Whatever you do, keep it clean. No-one wants to buy a soiled pair of bloomers now do they so give your stuff a good disinfect before sale day and the dollars will come rolling in.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SOCIALS DARLING
Now it’s looking schmick, take a pic and post on all your socials. Use #garagesaletrail and we’ll feature you on our website too. A tidy 300,000 people visit the site over the Garage Sale Trail weekend.
GO NUTS WITH YOUR SIGNAGE
Make it big, bold and place it in high traffic areas - just don't forget to take it down afterwards (or face the wrath of Margaret from number 22). For inspo check out our Pinterest board or if the idea of starting from scratch is daunting, download our ready made posters.
GET CREATIVE WITH SOME SPECIAL OFFERS
Remember the free hugs video? Sixty gazillion web views for a simple idea like that. Add a snappy idea to your garage sale too. Two for one. Free vino after 1pm. In years gone by we've seen a church offering free pet baptisms with every purchase. At another sale, a die hard Magpies fan offered to sing the Collingwood theme song with every purchase.
MAKE A DAY OF IT
Invite friends over, play some tunes, get dressed up and download our party pack for a next-level garage sale. Your neighbours will be having a sticky beak, so flaunt what you’ve got. You’ll make some lasting connections and you’ll shift your stuff.
BE PREPARED TO GET YOUR HAGGLE ON
Everyone loves scoring a bargain so be prepared to haggle. Think about the lowest offer you’re willing to take for your most prized possessions and consider bundling (two items for $10) to shift more stuff.
GET A PLAN IN PLACE FOR WHAT DOESN’T SELL
Even Russell Crowe didn’t sell everything at his garage sale so get a plan in place for the stuff you don’t shift. Our handy reuse guide has heaps of tips to help and whatever you do, don’t leave your items on the kerb!
NEED SOME GARAGE SALE ESSENTIALS?
Officeworks have you covered with an awesome range covering all the garage sale essentials from texters to stickers, sanitizer and other Covid-safe essentials. They'll also print and copy your garage sale signage and for every tree used they'll plant two helping to restore native habitats thanks to their Restoring Australia initiative. Win win!
Garage Sale Trail is happening next on 13 - 14 and 20 - 21 November 2021.
Thanks to the support of councils across Australia, it’s free to get involved and is open to anybody and everybody.
You get your very own customisable sale page on the site, will be added to our national map (viewed by 300,000 eyeballs) and get free promotional materials, tips and tricks.