Having a yard sale can be an intense and exhausting experience. Not only do you need to organize that which you want to sell, but you also need to price it appropriately. If you are selling a large amount of goods, pricing each item can take days and sometimes even weeks. By the time that you’re done with it, you’re left with little energy to actually have the yard sale. It doesn’t have to be this way though, and that’s precisely one subject of Jenny Dean’s latest book, “The Couponing Stockpile Garage Sale: A How to Guide.”
Her guide is aimed for that special breed of person who takes advantage of coupons at every turn. Those of us who participate in extreme couponing often end up with a lot of items that we don’t really need. What better way to get rid of them than to have a yard sale and make some money?
Ways to Price Stockpiles
In the book, Ms. Dean discusses a variety of methods for pricing. To get the full effect, you’ll need to get a copy of her book, which is full of all kinds of tips. To give you a taste, we’ll summarize a few of these methods:
- Make signs for bulk items. Say you have an entire tote box full of shampoo bottles. It’d be silly to take the time to price each individually when they are all the same brand and type. Make one sign to display on the front of the box that lets customers know the price.
- Use colored stickers on your items, then make a sign that tells customers what price each color represents. For example, a blue sticker could mean the item is $1.00.
- You can also print price stickers on an Excel spreadsheet, which groups them together and makes them easier to organize.
To learn more about yard sale stockpile prices, check out “The Couponing Stockpile Garage Sale: A How to Guide” by Jenny Dean.