Whether you’re a pro deal-hunter or first-time yardsaler, these tips will help ensure your experience is a success.
When to shop?
The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection, but the later you go, the better the deal. (Think of 12 to 2 pm as peak-time for bargains!)
Furniture sells first—so go early if that’s what you’re after.
Make May 24th —Yard Sale for the Cure—your official Yard Sale shopping day. Not only will you snag fantastic finds and great deals but, the money you spend will help create a future without breast cancer!
Remember, if you like something, buy it! It might not be there if you think about it and come back later.
What to bring?
Cash! Yard sales only accept cash. Bring plenty of small bills so making change is easy.
Think about how you’ll get purchases home. Bring bags with you to carry your goods around in and bring the car!
How to bargain?
Remember, good manners make for good negotiating. When you walk up to a table, say hello and be friendly. Never ask, "What's your best price?" Instead, ask, "Would you consider less?”
To get the best bang for your buck, try asking for a set price for a group of items. For example: “How much for the three mirrors in the corner?” Sellers usually drop the price when you’re buying more than one item.
What to look for?
If your goal is to shop for home décor, go with an open mind. Most pieces need a little TLC to make them perfect.
Ignore the colour of wood or the pattern of fabric and look for furniture with interesting bones (the shape of a chair or the quality of wood of a dresser). If you see something you love, you can bring it to an upholsterer or restorer and create a custom piece.
Best Deals: Children’s items, clothing, and toys; mismatched dishware and cutlery.
Now that you’re prepped for a season of successful Yard Sale shopping, visit yardsaleforthecure.com to find a Yard Sale for the Cure event in your community!