4 Direct Mail Tips for a Great Yard Sale
And show — don't just say that your stuff still works. Run a heavy-duty extension cord to your house so your customers can try any electrical items before buying.
End your day on a high note. Of course, you can sell your leftover stuff another day. But instead, maybe donate them to the Salvation Army or Goodwill stores, or list them on Freecycle. Chances are that someone will be able to use them.
Be a good neighbor by taking down all of your signs after you pack up. Then, sit back and reflect: You've enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine, cleared your clutter, maybe made some new friends, and hopefully, brought in some decent money. Not too bad!
What ideas do you have for successful yard sales?
Paul Bobnak is the research director of Direct Marketing IQ and runs the Who's Mailing What! Archive. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.