Declutter your Brooklyn home and earn some cash :
Things To Do To Make Your Garage or Yard Sale A Success
1- Get A Permit If Needed – note , according to NYC Consumers Affairs Department , residents do not need a vendors license if “you sell items at a garage sale on private property” For more information visit Do I Need A Permit To Hold A Garage Sale in Brooklyn NYC Consumers Affairs
2- Schedule the days and times that will generate the most traffic for example on the weekend or when your neighborhood will be holding a community event such as a fair, movie night, family day events, etc …
3 – Advertise your event – Place ads in local neighborhood newspapers, web sites, church boards, community online calenders, Facebook etc..
4- To reduce stress Price and tag your items a few days prior to the event – use neon price stickers or permanent markers
5 – Stock up on paper bags and newspapers to wrap sold items in
6 – Sort and display your items by category
7 – Make sure that you have single dollars for change
8 – On the day of the sale have a directiona l/ sale on your street corners – If permitted put out signs and posters the day prior to the event , make a note to take them down when you are finish – Introduce your self to shoppers or wear a tag identifying you and your helpers.
9 – Be prepared for early birds –
10 – Pets – Keep your pets indoors
11 – On hot days have complementray bottles of ice cold water