If you are in charge of putting together an estate sale for a loved one, there are a few things that you can do to help make the sale go smoothly.
Put Up Parking Signs
Of course, you are going to put up signs around the neighborhood advertising that you are having an estate sale. You should also put up a sign with balloons right in front of the house identifying it as the house where the estate sale is taking place.
Make sure that you don't forget about parking signs. When people drive by your estate sale, if they don't know where to park or can't see where they should park, they are going to keep driving. Clearly label areas where customers can park. If you have parking behind the house, or if you are okay with people parking in the driveway, mark those areas as parking spaces as well. If there is not a lot of parking in the neighborhood, see if a few neighbors are willing to donate their driveways to your estate sale efforts.
Having adequate parking will help ensure that everyone who wants to stop by your estate sale is able to do so.
Provide Bags, Boxes & Moving Assistance
Don't expect the people who shop at your estate sale to bring their own bags. Make sure that you have lots of bags for all the items that you will be selling at the estate sale. If you are going to be selling fragile items, make sure that you have tissue paper to wrap up those items. You may also want to have a variety of different sized boxes to put items as well. You want to make it easy for people to bag, box and package up the items that they purchase at your estate sale.
If you are selling larger items, such as furniture, make sure that you have people on hand to help move these larger items out to people's vehicles. You may also want to see if you have a friend or family member who, for a fee, would deliver furniture locally.
Make Sure That Everything's Labeled
Finally, make sure that everything at the estate sale is labeled. If something is visible but not for sale, make sure that it is labeled as not being for sale. If something is for sale, make sure that each individual item has a price tag on it. Bins for items that group them by price is great, but items can easily get put in the wrong bin, so individually pricing each item is the best course of action.
The company you hire to run the estate sale, such as Remember When Estate Sales, LLC, should take care of a lot of the details for you. However, if you help clearly label parking, provide bags and moving assistance for goods that are for sale, and double check that everything is labeled, you are going to be ensured that your estate sale is successful.Share