Yard Sale Checklist

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2-3 Weeks prior to the sale

* Collect items to be sold
* Check your area's rules
* Choose a date to have your sale
* Compose your newspaper ad
* Call the newspaper and place the ad

 

1 Week prior to the sale

* Make sure items for sale are clean and in good repair
* Go to the bank to get change for the sale
* Price the items and organize them into groups of like items
* Make the signs to be posted for the sale

 

The day prior to the sale

* Place tables in your sales area
* Put the items to be sold on the tables in an organized fashion
* Organize the change in a change box
* Gather a calculator, pen, paper, bags, and newspaper for wrapping fragile items
* Plug in an extension cord to test electrical items

 

 

The day of the sale

* Post the signs in high traffic, visible areas
* Set out small snacks and soft drinks for your workers
* Open the sale for business

 

 

After the sale is over

* Deliver items to charity or arrange for their pick-up
* Remove your sale signs

 

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