So grab the kit of your choice (we have five colors) and start planning your most awesomely successful yard sale ever! To help you gather your items, check out our 3 Box Rule Dejunking article. It will take the pain out of cleaning out!
Roy smiling at a yard sale we helped my parents set up last year.
Our Own Yard Sale, June 2016
I printed out a copy of the checklist and signs from the kits below.
Rather than a money box I opted for a sectioned pouch that I wore at all times.
We put our signs up the morning of, after we had the yard sale set up.
Ready to go!
Our granddaughter sold lemonade and cookies for $25.
Yard Sale Supplies
All of these items are listed in our downloadable kit.
- Price stickers. We used these and they make pricing easy!
- Money Box We’ve actually used a shoe box in years past. Whatever you use, make sure it’s in someone’s possession at all times.
- Batteries for items. (You can use cheap ones, just make sure battery operated items are equipped.)
- Clear zip lock bags to hold parts of small items.
- Extension Cord and Power Strip (For a testing table.)
- Tables (borrow as many as you can)
- Lots of change, bills and coins.
- Saved grocery bags (to put buyer’s items in.)
- Soft music (Optional. See checklist)
- Refreshments, drinks or items for a very inexpensive bake sale. (Optional. See checklist.)
- Full Yard Sale Kit (In case you’d rather not make your own signs. We strongly suggest you still print our check list. )
Yard Sale Kit & Checklist Download
Yard Sale Outline
This info is in our kit as a printable check list.
Interesting Yard Sale Stats
|Garage Sale Statistics|
|Average number of yard sales each week in the US||165,000|
|Average number of people who purchase something at a yard sale each week||690,000|
|Average number of yard sales listed on Craigslist each week||95,000|
|Average number of items sold at yard sales each week||4,967,500|
|Total US weekly revenue from yard sales||$4,222,375|
|Best time to start a yard sale||7:00 am|
|Best day to hold a yard sale||Saturday|
|3 Least liked yard sale items: Stuffed Animals, Televisions, Magazines|
|3 Best loved yard sale items: Tools, Collectibles, Sports Equipment|
|Those who expect to negotiate the price||42%|
|Those who leave within 2 minutes if they find nothing interesting.||97%|
|Average profit margin when items purchased are resold on eBay||462 %|
|Average Cost Per Item|
|Entertainment (DVD, CD, Books, Games)||$0.47|
|Household goods, (dishes, office supplies)||$0.57|
|Yard items (plants, trimmers, mower)||$2.37|