Community garage sales are a fantastic way to quickly and efficiently rid yourself of a wealth of items that no longer bring you joy.
If you have recently jumped on the KonMari bandwagon, a garage sale is a great way to make a little money.
In fact, many people in your community may have things they too wish to rid themselves of.
This is where you can have an impact by organizing a community garage sale, helping everyone make some extra cash along the way.
HOW TO ORGANIZE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES
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HOLD A COMMUNITY MEETING
The first step to hosting community garage sales is to hold a community meeting.
Gather your neighbors for a get-together, starting with your general area.
You can drop invitations in their mailbox, or even hand deliver them to their front door.
Make sure that the date of the meeting and any additional details are on the invitation, making it clear that the end game is to host a community garage sale.
SET THE DATE
The spring and summer months are the ideal times to host community garage sales.
This is because people would rather be outside than inside on a nice day.
Choose a day that the weather is forecasted to be sunny, with no rain.
It is also a good idea to make sure that the date you select is on a weekend, as it is easier for both the hosts and attendees to have a day off work.
DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE
Keep in mind that some communities will have rules when it comes to community garage sales.
Do your due diligence to make sure that you are not violating any rules.
You can visit your town hall website to inquire as to whether you require permits or other signage.
This will ensure that moving forward, you are compliant with the rules within your community.
CHOOSE A LOCATION
When it comes to choosing the perfect location to host your community garage sale, you will want to ensure it is the ideal spot.
The location should have a large driveway and yard and be visible to as much traffic as possible.
Speak with the participants and discuss the ideal location to host your community garage sale.
ADVERTISE YOUR SALE
Make sure that every member of your community is helping to advertise the community garage sale.
There are several ways to advertise on social media and community sites, drawing attention from people all over your city or town.
If your local rules permit, you can hang fliers, post signs and even use lawn signage in the location your sale will happen, to advertise the impending garage sale.
You will want to hang your fliers and signage all over the community at frequently visited locations like the grocery store, churches, and libraries.
SET UP THE SALE
The night before the sale, gather together to label items and organize them into groups.
This will help to avoid any confusion.
This is also a great time to appoint people to certain sections, have others handle the money and go over the rules and the overall goal of the sale.
This will help to ensure that your community sale is a fantastic one.
There are many ways to organize community garage sales. Just make sure to follow the right steps and gather together as a community to set it up.
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