Planning a garage sale
Hello, I don't stop by here much but I have a question and this is the best place for it. :-)
We're planning a garage sale two weeks away. We have a lot of stuff to sell. A lot of it is not junk, we just have too much stuff (combined two households when we got married)!
Anyway, we're planning to hold it on Saturday only and I'm trying to set the hours. 8-2? 7-3? 8-3? I'm wondering if most people will come in the morning and then we'll sit around without much activity until it ends in the afternoon, or if a steady stream of people continue coming throughout the day. Since we won't be the only garage sale in town and shoppers can't go to all of them, they'll pick some to go to and then skip the rest. I'm afraid we won't have many shoppers on just one day. Then again, our neighbors across the street made $2400.00 on their Saturday-only sale! Every Saturday monrning, we see cars drive up and down this street obviously looking for a garage sale, and I'm sure we'll have no shortage of that on the day of our sale.
I'm planning to make 6 signs to put at the end of our street and on the adjoining main streets leading to ours. I will make them all identical so that drivers can just follow the signs. I bought white and flourescent pink poster boards, and I'm going to write the words in thick black ink on the white board and then glue or tape a thick border of the pink poster board around the white board. I got the idea from a garage sale I went to yesterday -- the signs had a bright green border and were all identical so I just had to look for the identical signs. Much less confusing than just "yard sale ------>" signs that all look different -- you wonder if they are all leading to the same garage sale!
Anyway.... what's your experience with the number of shoppers in one day? Will we have much better results if we do it on two days? But we really, really don't want to have a garage sale on Sunday.