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Join the Garage Sale Trail

The Garage Sale Trail is lots of garage sales happening on the same day all over Perth. It's a great time to declutter and make a bit of money as a bonus. For details of how to get involved this year visit: garagesaletrail.com.au

November 19, 2020

9 tips for success on the big day 

  • Wait until everything is ready before you put out your signage. 
  • Make it easy for buyers who are looking for specific items by grouping similar goods together such as crockery, clothes and books.
  • Put a price on everything and don’t price yourself out of a sale.
  • Offer discounts for bundled purchases.
  • Display fragile or expensive items out of reach of children. 
  • Run an extension cord out to your sale area for people to check electrical items. 
  • Provide a changing area and a mirror for people to try on clothing. 
  • Consider a ‘Free’ box for items that are of little or no value. 
  • Remove posters and direction signs as soon as possible once your garage sale is over.

Plan, plan, plan 

  • Get your neighbours to join up to the Garage Sale Trail; multiple sales on one street will attract more buyers. 
  • Give yourself enough time to get organised. Be sure to have enough items to make your sale worthwhile for visitors. 
  • Ensure you have enough tables and clothes racks. Items on tables are more likely to be picked up and bought than items on the floor. 
  • Make sure all sale items are clean. 
  • Collect plastic bags for people to put their purchases in as well as old newspaper or recycled bubble wrap for wrapping fragile items. 
  • Make sure you have LOTS of change, a money belt and a calculator ready for the big day.

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