One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s precisely why we organize a yard sale. Springtime is the best time to declutter our household items and earn some extra bucks out of them by arranging a yard sale. In this way, you will get rid of the unwanted things, and somebody else will take them to their homes and use them. If you are a first-timer in this matter, then here are certain tips you must know before you plan the whole thing. The signs that are used for advertising the sale play a major role in hosting a successful event. A yard sale is very much reliant on signage. Thus, you have to pay extra attention while making the sale signs.

Design is crucial

The mantra for a good yard sale sign is the lesser, the better. Often you will find signs that tell too many things. Those are sure to confuse the potential yard sale customers. While advertising, you need not inform about everything that is for sale. Some will say that including the date, time, and address are necessary. But you may not put them up as long as you have enough signboards to direct the way. Write the words ‘Yard Sale’ in bold, clear, and black letters along with an arrow pointing towards the direction of your house.

Material matters

If you advertise your sale using A4 sheets, they will not be noticed by anyone. Why? Because they will curl up in no time! The same can be said for cardboard yard sale signs. They fold up if it’s too windy. So, choosing the right material for these signs is vital.

So, instead of making the signage at home, why not order them. Any printing company uses weather-resistant material to make them that are durable and can be reused. It will save you a lot of time as well.

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Advertise in advance

Advertising your yard sale in advance can increase the footfalls in the event. You can announce them at your local grocery stores, churches, gym, and in the nearby parks. These ads should include some information regarding the date, time, and place of the sale.

Install as many signs as possible

For directing the way, make as many signboards as possible. Install them at every corner of the main street leading to your house. At an intersection, be careful to use the right board with the arrows pointing in the right direction. Place them in such a way that they can be easily spotted by the drivers-by.

Pep up the decor with some decorative items

To add a festive vibe to the sale and pep up the mood of the customers, you can add balloons and some decorative items to the signage you will be using at the spot.

Remember the on-premise signs

Pricing the items for sale and marking the categories are very important for such an event. The interested people will not be bothering you time and again by asking the price of the things.


By using these tips, you can successfully carry out any event of this sort like a charity car wash, bake sales, fundraising shops, and many more.