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Secrets for a Successful Yard Sale

A successful yard sale can help offset the cost of your local moving company and put some extra cash in your pocket!  At B&K Movers, we love to advise our clients BEFORE they move to prepare them for a successful move.  In keeping with our great advice series of blogs, below are tips for planning and pulling off a successful yard sale!

Before the Sale

Organize Your Items

  • Sort Your Inventory: Go through your belongings and decide what you want to sell. Group items into categories such as clothing, books, toys, tools, etc.
  • Clean and Repair: Ensure that items are clean and in good repair. Items that look well-cared-for sell better.
  • Price Items: Label each item with a price tag or sticker. Be realistic about pricing – remember, shoppers are looking for bargains.


  • Signage: Create bold, legible signs to direct people to your sale. Place them at busy intersections and at the end of your street.
  • Online: Advertise on community boards, social media groups, and online classified websites. Include photos of some of the items you’re selling.
  • Local Newspapers: Consider placing a small ad in the local paper if it’s a popular option in your area.

Set a Date and Time

  • Weekend Sale: Schedule your sale during the weekend, preferably starting early in the morning. Saturdays are traditionally the best.
  • Check the Weather: Ensure that the forecast is clear for your chosen date.

Prepare Your Space

  • Display Tables: Arrange tables and racks for displaying items. Borrow some if you don’t have enough.
  • Layout: Organize your items in a way that’s easy to browse. Keep similar items together and make sure everything is accessible.

During the Sale

Cash and Change

  • Secure Cash Box: Keep money in a secure cash box with plenty of change.
  • Payment Options: Consider having a digital payment option available for those who do not carry cash.

Customer Service

  • Be Friendly: Greet your customers and be available to answer questions or negotiate prices.
  • Helpful but Not Overbearing: Allow customers to browse freely without pressure.


  • Watch Your Belongings: Be mindful of your merchandise. Unfortunately, theft can occur.
  • Keep Your House Locked: If the sale is in your yard, ensure that your home is secure.

After the Sale

Clean Up

  • Remove Signs: Take down all directional signs you posted around the neighborhood.
  • Dispose of Unsold Items: Decide what to do with unsold items, and remember that B&K offers Junk Removal!

Additional Tips

  • Bundle Items: Offer deals for multiple items (e.g., $5 for a bag of clothes).
  • Refreshments: Consider selling drinks or baked goods, especially if it’s hot out.
  • Be Willing to Bargain: Be flexible with your prices, especially later in the day.
  • Visibility: Make sure the sale is visible from the road and that there’s ample parking or a clear path for customers.

Remember, the key to a successful yard sale is preparation, promotion, and presentation. Good luck with your sale!

Your Delaware County Movers

At B&K Movers in Havertown, PA, we appreciate you and Your business!  And we appreciate that moving can be a challenge! We love our clients and want to ensure their move is as stress-free as possible. And we take pride in making sure we help to protect all your assets.  We hope to pick B&K when you are choosing the right movers!

Properly pack and protect your valuables.  When you are packing, make sure you have sturdy boxes and double tape the bottoms.  Don’t over pack the boxes.  Keep them to a manageable weight.  And make sure items in the boxes, which are fragile, are wrapped well with packing paper or bubble wrap.  Label every box with it’s intended location.  For a listing of supplies offered by B&K, click HERE.

Please look for more tips in our next blog! At B & K Movers, we treat your possessions as if they are Our own!  Additionally, We are insured, friendly and experienced.   So if you are planning to move soon, please give us a call!  Visit our website’s Blog – Movin’ On Up for more tips and information.  And please follow / like us on FaceBook and Instagram!

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