Magazine article Black Enterprise

The Big Sell-Off! Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

Magazine article Black Enterprise

The Big Sell-Off! Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

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If you have yet to tackle your seasonal cleaning, here's an incentive to do so--earn cash for your trash by holding a yard sale. Be prepared Yard sales are hard work. But once you've got the goods, it'll be time to get them gone, and for that you'll need some expert tips to get you through your yard sale.

The first order of business will be to verify with your municipality that you can hold an independent sale. There may be regulations surrounding which days and times you can hold a yard sale and how you can advertise. Once you're in the clear, it's time to organize your sale.

Sonia Weiss knows how to structure a successful yard sale. The co-author of The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Garage and Yard Sales (Alpha Books; $9.95) gives us some tips for getting started:

Discover merchandise. Children's clothing, crafts, electronics, and furniture are good sellers, but don't forget to appeal to the men. …

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