6 Tips for Staging Your Garage Sale for Best Results
Department stores rely on staging to make their products stand out and sell. When setting up your garage sale, you should too! Staging your items, so they stand out and look their best is what can help you achieve more sales, which is the whole point of having a garage sale to begin with. If you don’t know much about staging don’t worry, just look at these 6 tips for staging your garage sale for best results, so your garage sale can be pleasing on the eye and fill your pocketbook at the same time!
1. Use large, clear price tags.
If you don’t price your items, shoppers may leave without buying. You must price all items with large, clear price tags and signage. Not everyone is comfortable asking about prices, so by displaying tags clearly, it takes the guess work out of shopping.
2. Place large, eye-catching items near the street.
Just like a department store decorates their street windows, you want to decorate the area closest to your street. Place large and eye-catching items such as furniture near the end of the drive. Putting the most prominent items out front will catch shopper’s attention quickly. Arrange items neatly and add some pops of color with accessories.
3. Organize the clothing by size and gender for easy browsing.
No one wants to dig through bags of clothing or crouch down and dig through boxes. For clothing, display it on tables or hangers according to gender and size. This way people can easily find what they are looking for and skip the need to rummage. Display matching clothing pieces together or even pair pieces up with accessories to give shoppers more ideas and buying options.
4. Arrange home décor items as if they were in your home.
Stage home décor items as though you are decorating your home. You want to give shoppers an idea of how these things look when displayed in their space. Place knick knacks on a shelf, place vases and sculptures on end tables, drape any blankets or throw pillows on furniture pieces, and hang pictures if possible.
5. Place items at various heights and levels.
You want to catch the shopper’s attention by placing items at eye level if possible. Avoid putting too much on the ground as most people don’t look down or bending over. You also don’t want to place items so high that people can’t easily reach them. Place items at a variety of levels to create interest and catch the attention of shoppers as they browse.
6. Arrange “departments” to shop in.
Keep items separated by department so people can easily find what they might be looking for. Organize tables by subjects such as kitchenware, clothing, toys, books, and electronics. While some people love to browse and dig, other people want to pull up and go straight for the items on their wish list. Creating these departments can help them do just that.
Are you ready to have your best garage sale ever? Consider these 6 tips for staging your garage sale so you can create a visually pleasing display that guests are excited to shop at!
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