I’m beginning to hear about a new habit that could be a huge detriment to your garage sale profits. Apparently sellers are throwing away items before their sale even begins, assuming that they are worthless. Unless the item is a dirty litter box or a stained food container like a baby bottle, you really should let your potential buyers decide whether something is trash or treasure. You never know what someone might be looking for.
As always, you want to put your big ticket items up front to draw in the crowds, but place your questionable items on a table and let your buyers make you an offer. If they aren’t interested, they won’t ask; No harm done.
With that having been said, if you have a damaged or dirty item for your sale, try fixing or cleaning it. A few minutes of minimal effort might bring you an extra $10 dollars. If you clean 10 items, that could add up to an additional $100 in profit!
Good luck, and happy hunting!