An estate sale is a great way to clear out a home that you been put in charge of. It can also generate a lot of cash. Estate sales are a notch above yard sales because of the things you are making available. Here are some things to keep in mind when hosting your next estate sale:
Get A Cash Box And Change
You should have a cashbox with plenty of change for your estate sale. The cashbox can be anything that would be easy to keep locked and carry with you. Anytime you walk away from your purchase table, you should take the cashbox with you. As for the change, most of your customers will be coming directly from their ATM to your estate sale. Some of them might also have hundred dollar bills. You don’t want to lose a sale or waste time asking other people if they have change. It’s a good idea to start with change for at least $100. You’ll soon have plenty more coming in as the day goes on.
Be Prepared For Large Crowds Early
Seasoned shoppers are always on the lookout for state sales and they also know that the best time to show up is when the sales begin. You can expect to have a large crowd as soon as you are open for business. That’s why it’s a good idea to get everything ready the night before with regard to putting on price tags and other signage.
Put Beverages On Sale
Depending on the weather, your shoppers could work up a thirst especially if you aren’t keeping the air-conditioning on while the doors are open to the house. You could have a cooler of water bottles for sale at a dollar piece. You won’t get rich with that but it’s a nice courtesy.
Keep Items For Sale Where They Belong
An estate sale means that your customers will be going through every room in the house. You should make use of those spaces by stocking them with the appropriate items. For instance, all your household kitchen goods like dishes, pots pans, silverware should either be in the kitchen for the dining room. That way your customers will know exactly where to look for those items.
Send The Kids Away For The Day
Although you might want to enlist help from friends and family, young kids are probably best kept away from an estate sale. They will be too tempted to go from room to room to play with all the things that are out on display. This might be the perfect day to send them off to the zoo with their favorite aunt or uncle.
At the end of the day, you could still be left with a lot of things that didn’t sell. You can always try again the next week but chances are you’ll be stuck with them. That’s when a call to Junk King BucksMont can be a big help. The junk removal professionals will be able to sweep in and take away all the things remaining from your estate sale. They won’t be anything left once Junk King BucksMont is finished with your estate clean out.