The Ultimate Yard Sale Kit


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The Ultimate Yard Sale Kit

We’ve scoured the web to bring you the best resources to make a little cash off of your spring cleaning!  Everyone knows when it comes to yard sales, bigger is better, so getting everyone together for a “multi-family” or “neighborhood” yard sale will get the shoppers running to you with their money in hand!

Step One:  CallingPost

(of course we were going to say that!)  CallingPost is a Communications Company, right?  So, we think Communication is key, but then again, we do have 20 years of experience and have seen it work!

So, get a CallingPost website – set it up in a couple of minutes – then send the link out via every medium you can!  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, then Email your church, friends, neighborhood association and more.  Even better?  Put pictures of your key items up on the page and allow people to message you through your CallingPost account about those items.  You’ve generated interest and made your sale a priority in the buyer’s day (and they’ve probably told their friends, too).

Now, that you’ve got everyone notified, time to move on to the other stuff (and we’ll stop with the CallingPost plugs, I promise!)

Step Two:  Signs

The next thing you need to get are your signs together.  There are some great resources out there and going basic is just fine.  We’ve linked a few printable yard sign templates here:

ETSY also has a great resource for some downloadable signs ($5 for a download, but you can reprint forever and ever).  The “all items in here are FREE” sign is my favorite because sometimes you just want the stuff GONE!  Click HERE for these signs.

Need more tips on Yard Sale Signs and more ideas?  This site explains it better than I ever could – Click HERE for the site.

Step Three: Location

Of course, you have your yard sale where you can, but if you have a choice between a windy road in the country and in the heart of a busy neighborhood – we all know where you should have it!  Check Out this Guide for picking the best location – if your home is not an option.

Step Four: Have Plenty of Cash & Somewhere to Put It

For an average sale, two rolls of quarters, a $50 in $1 bills, 10 $5 bills, and 5 $10 bills are recommended and don’t put it off until the last minute.  Go to your bank, not a store, they may not be able to help you and then you’re stuck!  Don’t forget a cash box or even a fanny pack….if you are brave enough to be a 90’s fashion icon.

Step Five: Get Plenty of Tables

Do you like to bend over and dig through things on someone’s lawn or driveway? Well, neither do your customers.  So, get plenty of tables to show off your items.  Plus, it shows you care about your items you are selling & that you have taken care of everything, too.

Step Six: Layout Your Stuff & Test It

Hang up clothes, put kids toys together, books in a single place (and dust off the old ones!) Have a cord out and ready so people can test anything electronic.  Also, you know those people that drive slowly by an check out your stuff before stopping?  Put the best stuff closest to the street so they will stop.  That’s curb appeal!

Remember, if your stuff looks well cared for, you’ll have less haggling and more quick sales.

Step Seven: Pricing

Make sure you price everything.  Color coding tags, price tags and more are readily available at stores all over.  People don’t want to guess or ask – they want to know where to start and be reasonable!

Want a starting point? has a Word Document made for 5160 Labels (the most basic, cheap kind of labels) that you can edit and color code yourself.  You can download it right HERE

Or, go to Amazon and get an incredible price sticker/ garage sale kit HERE

Step Eight: Get Your Checklist

We found two great checklists on the web for making sure you get everything done right.

First, this downloadable PDF is a great list to print and check off as you go.

Second, this LINK has a thorough checklist of Yard Sale best practices.


When you are done, and have cleaned up and your life is back to normal……enjoy the fruits of your labor.  If you were raising money for charity, a vacation, something new for the home or just doing some spring cleaning, you deserve to enjoy the rest of your day. Take a nap, go for a run, get a good dinner, watch a movie – after you’ve been through the process, you deserve a reward!

Happy Yard Sale-ing!

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