It’s been said a million times, but that doesn’t make it any less viable as an option to earn some extra cash. Every home has junk and clutter lying around, and yard sales are a great way to remove the toxins within the veins of your home. Rubbish Alchemy is pretty easy to do, as long as you follow a few simple steps.
1. Location – Where are you going to make the sale? Although a garage is traditional for a garage sale, places like your garden or even inside your house are plausible solutions. Just make sure the area is clean, cool, and inviting. When it comes to sales of this nature, appearance is everything.
2. Pricing – You need to cost things fairly, because people flock to yard sales looking for extreme discounts. Don’t go short, but don’t sell anything at retail.
3. Advertising – Newspaper listings and neighborhood signs are a great way to generate traffic for your event, as anyone who walks past a sign or flips through the newspaper may be interested in your ad. Nothing too expensive is necessary, but a small box in the events section isn’t too expensive, and depending on how much junk you have, it might be worth it.
Customer service is essential. When you complete a transaction with a customer, say Thank you, have a nice day! Or something like that. It really seals the deal and you are more likely to receive continued success in the future with any lucrative activity.
As long as you keep your prices fair, plan for the occasion, and excel in the areas of courtesy and efficiency on the day, everything will go smoothly and according to plan, and you can make a lot of money.