Garage sale signage isn’t just necessary for directing traffic to your event, they’re also essential in running an organized and successful tag sale. Here are some tips you can put to use for your next sale:
- Organize Items by Category or Themes
Keep all your media items together in one area, perhaps separated on tables if you have a lot of books, movies, LPs, CDs and more. If you have a box of paperback books, be sure you make a sign that reads “Paperbacks $0.10 each”
- Kids Toys Signs
You can organize secondhand kids toys by category in different rubbermaid storage containers for people to peruse though (action figures, toy cars & trucks, blocks, etc). Another cool idea is to separate young kids toys from older kids toys. This helps parents who would otherwise be unfamiliar with some items.
- Clothing Signs
Keep similar clothes together on racks and separate men’s and women’s clothing racks. Next, if you have a lot of shirts/jackets/sweaters, be sure those are all neatly organized on different racks or boxes – remember, organization is important because it’s first impressions that count, and people appreciate easy browsing. Put a sign on each rack with a price range if you know each of your articles of clothing is priced differently (some dresses may fetch more than others).
Keep kitchenware together. Use signs to price common items. For example, if you have a lot of tupperware, make a sign for the prices on tupperware so you’re not tagging everything. Same with pots, pans, etc.
Always keep your signs simple and easy to read. Take an extra 10 minutes to type them up and keep the lettering bold so it’s easier to read from a distance.
Another fun trick is to use blue painters tape, it sticks well but not permanently and catches people’s attention.
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