Peter and his neighbors hosted a neighborhood garage sale that brought in hundreds of shoppers. He says the secret to their success was incorporating humor and organization into the event. Here are some of Peter's tips:
Make creative and funny signs that draw attention to your garage sale. Peter says that a sign stating "Naked Garage Sale!" or "Mom and Dad are away, liquidating everything!" are sure ways to get people to swing by your sale.
Hold "blue light specials" every hour to move merchandise.
Use large tables to lay stuff out.
Keep similar things together—books on one table, clothing on another.
Have a plugged-in electrical cord handy so people can test anything that is electrical.
Don't lie about stuff you are selling—if it doesn't work, don't sell it.
Have $50 worth of singles on hand and keep money in a fanny pack around your waist so that you don't lose it.