I've got everything ready for my yard sale all I have to do is put the

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I've got everything ready for yard sale I just cannot get motivated to get it priced and get it organized I've got everything out and ready to go but by tomorrow I have to have it organized any hints suggestions on how I can get going today

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  • Set up different areas, $1, $3, $5, etc. Instead of pricing each item individually which can be tedious. Then just price the big ticket items - expect to bargain and bundle. No one really put prices on stuff anymore, everyone is time crunched!

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 08, 2017
    Coffee and the thirst for $$. Lump everything into price groups and know you won't get what you think it's worth. Have fun!

  • Amanda Amanda on Dec 08, 2017
    Start with one thing at a time. If you really don't want to price it you could get different color stickers. Each color would be a different price. Example yellow could be $1. Make signs that let the customer know what color is what price. Once you get going you will be fine. I know it is a lot of work and over whelming.

  • Pat S. Pat S. on Dec 08, 2017
    .Load everythng in your car....drive to the nearest thrift store & DONATE.....why do extra work ???? -------you won't make alot of $$$$$ anyways..

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 08, 2017
    I never price anything,the price already gets chewed down.Display your items in categories and price to sell.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 08, 2017
    What I did was put the same price on similar items by putting one color of a sticker dot on all of them and the same sticker dot on a board with the price. For example for 50 cents I used the blue dot. I put a blue dot on the cardboard sign and the 50 cents next to it. I did this for 4 separate prices. That way I only had to write the price on the card board sign and just stick a sticker on each item. Also I had other items with individual prices and did write the price on them. This saved me a lot of time.

  • Elaine Elaine on Dec 08, 2017
    We tried the colored dots one year but some (nasty) people took the $5 dots off and stuck on the $2 ones! Most people were good, though, so other years, we just used masking tape and wrote the price on the tape. I do know one thing and that is ... sitting on the computer is a real time waster! I can spend hours reading Hometalk and such, and it’s great ... BUT when there’s a job to be done, turn off the computer, “bite the bullet“ and get the job done! Later today, you will be glad at what you accomplished!

  • Emily Emily on Dec 08, 2017
    Hi Jeanalea, I consider myself the "queen" of yard sales as I used to have a very successful one each summer. It is kind of late to start now, but get as much as you can priced. This is most important esp for expensive things. . . for less important things you can have per price. . . like sweaters .50 each etc. Have tables with cloths on them (old sheets would work) have newspapers for people to wrap fragile things in. . .don't take your time to do this. Have only one person take money. Have a money box, not a fanny pack. Get up early. Have bags for things. At my sales people wanted to have a "hold" area, so I always had a couple of extra chairs by my table so they could leave them safely. If you have helpers ask them each to wear an identifying item of clothing so customers know who to ask question of. (we always used a red bandana, tied around our necks.) Good luck, have fun. Yard sales are a great deal of work but a great thing to do too!

  • Ginny Ginny on Dec 08, 2017
    Some items that are worth $ should be priced, but when I was younger and held yard sales I usually put $1.00 items in a group and so on; or just said "make me an offer."

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 08, 2017
    Group like-priced items together and put one sign over each area. Take photos of the groups prior to the sale so know what was where in case things get moved (and to have proof in case someone tries to change the prices)

  • Sandra Allen Sandra Allen on Dec 08, 2017
    Don't donate what you don't want to. What I do is put all like things in boxes and mark one price for everything. Like a .25 box and a .50 box, etc. This means a lot less work and people love to dig for bargains!!

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 08, 2017
    Have a bag sale. Everything you can stuff into a bag for one set price. Sell the bags to people and collect the money.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Dec 08, 2017
    If you have a lot of stuff that isn't priced, and someone ask what you want for it, just tell them to make you an offer, that way you can get a pretty fair price.