Everyone knows how the saying goes, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure,” so how does one determine what’s trash and what’s treasure when preparing for a tag sale? The best advice is to just put it out there and see what happens, worst case scenario the waste management company will haul it away or you’ll have to take it to the dump, but hopefully a lighter load than what you started with.
There are two strategies you can apply to your sale:
Strategy 1: Set up a completely separate table and area with all of your “junk” items laid out. Put a large “Free!” sign on the table or next to the items and underneath, write “First Come First Serve.” These simple words will create a sense of urgency for people to just grab the items they want, thus leaving you with less “junk.”
Strategy 2: Separate what you consider the “junk” is and arrange it in a separate area with very low price tags or stickers, everything priced $1 or below. Sometimes people’s mindsets force them to think that if there’s a price tag on it, the item has to have some value.