Liven up Your Yard Sale By Displaying Items More Effectively

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As the holidays approach and inclement weather begins, many Americans find their houses growing smaller as they acquire new items for gifts, unpack their winter gear, and purchase new wardrobe accessories for the coming colder weather. Changes of season are excellent occasions for a good closet and storage cleansing, but what to do with the items and clothes you've outgrown or have no need for anymore? You could always donate them to charity or give them away to friends, but in the dire state of the U.S. economy, why not try and capitalize on your unneeded items with a good old-fashioned garage or yard sale?

I know what you're thinking. Yard sales are a lot of work, a big hassle, and no one ever comes, right? Well maybe, just maybe, you've been going about things in the wrong way. First off, yard sales are not about junk, but about hidden treasures, so give your junk away and only try and sell good quality items that just aren't your cup of tea anymore. Advertising is something that is all too often overlooked. Once you have set a date for your big sale, you should post a bit about it in the local classifieds or Craigslist to give lookie-loos and bargain shoppers a heads-up. Saturdays and Sundays are the best days to ply your wares as most people are off work and looking for an activity, and what could be better than finding good buys when cash is short? Displaying your items in an attractive fashion should never be underestimated. Whether selling in a retail environment or in your favorite cul-de-sac, organization and display can go a long way. If you have a large amount of hanging clothes you are trying to unload, a great way to organize and display them would be a garment rack. You might have one on hand already, but if not, one can be purchased for not too large an investment and could possibly mean the difference between selling three shirts and thirty-three shirts. Shoppers will have no trouble thumbing through your various hanging separates, shorts, shirts, and pants alike when they are grouped together on a rack rather than in a muddled clump on your lawn. After the big sale, you could either dismantle your clothing rack or better yet, utilize it in your laundry room or walk-in closet for year-round storage and organization.

With adequate organization and attractive display tactics, you will be exceedingly elated as your load of "stuff" grows lighter and lighter. Making extra cash from selling to your neighbors is also a great way to raise some funds for those upcoming holiday spending sprees, so good luck, and sell, sell, sell!
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