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The 3 Best Ways to Advertise a Garage Sale

How to effectively promote your garage sale

The 3 Best Ways to Advertise a Garage Sale

The best way to advertise a garage sale is by utilizing multiple methods of advertising. Garage sale shoppers tend to find information in three main locations newspaper classifieds, online resources, and signs along the roadway. By promoting your sale in all three of these locations, you will maximize the traffic to your sale and increase your profits.

Remove the clutter from your home and earn some additional money to save or spend. Increase your sale's visibility with multiple modes of advertising and keeping the information consistent. Don't include too much information on your ads or some shoppers may skip your sale. Just incorporate the essential info like your address, subdivision, and sale dates and times.

This guide also includes tips on how to promote your garage sale for maximum traffic. Keep reading to find out more information about and strategies for the three main methods of advertising.

Pay for Ad Space in Your Local Newspaper

Many people who shop at yard sales look for advertisements exclusively in newspapers. Some of these ads are free, but you'll probably have to pay a small fee for local exposure. Make sure to include your address, sale dates, and big-ticket items in your ad. If you live in a neighborhood, include the subdivision name so others can find you more easily. Advertise a few days in advance and the days of your sale to reach the most sale shoppers. Learn how to write the perfect newspaper ad at The Spruce.

Pay for Ad Space in Your Local Newspaper

Advertise Online

There are many online resources that you can use to advertise your garage sale. The two most popular options are Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace because they have the most traffic, so you're likely to attract someone's attention. You can also advertise on phone apps like Varagesale and My Garage Sale to show off your big-ticket items and put your sale on the map. 

Signs Near Your Home

Advertising online and in the newspaper will expand your range to reach more potential shoppers, but the best way to reach those around you and those who've seen your print ads is with proper signage around your home. Placing neon poster boards within a few blocks of your home and at busy intersections will drum up some additional traffic. Keep the signs simple with your address, time and days of the sale, and relevant item categories. Use thick, block letters so drivers can read the signs from their vehicles. Make sure to follow local ordinances when affixing signs on someone else's property or on street signs or electric poles.

How do you advertise your garage sales? Let us know in the comments below!

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