Furniture yard sales are much loved by vintage collectors, bargain hunters, and people who love to have DIY projects. Used furniture from yard sales is like treasure hunting. Buyers get the chance to fill in that space in their apartment, experiment with new ways of using the furniture or just simply relive the good old days with a vintage piece. As a seller, you, in turn, get the chance to earn some good cash because, in a yard sale, furniture pieces most often command the highest prices.

In this post, we’ll share with you some of the things that you can do when it comes to the preparation and sale of your used furniture. You’ll learn about what you can do to make the pieces customer-ready and how you can display them in your yard sale. We’ll also discuss how you can transport the pieces to your customer’s vehicle. In doing so, you can command a good price for them.

Prepping the Furniture

Before anything else, you will need to make sure that the furniture pieces that you will be selling at a yard sale are thoroughly cleaned. Your aim as a seller is to get the top dollar price for your furniture. See to it that it doesn’t have any stains or odours.

If your furniture is made of durable fabrics such as vinyl or leather, you can use a damp cloth to freshen it up. Couch made with fabric can be spot treated with warm water and a laundry cleaner. Don’t forget to spray fabric freshener on the sofa before having your yard sale so that they are sure to smell good for prospective buyers.

How to Price the Pieces

Placing a price on your furniture at a  yard sale can be quite tricky. You have to strike a balance between getting the most out of it and ensuring that the furniture will sell. What you can do in this scenario is to do a bit of research. Go to local sites that conduct yard sales as well as online auctions. Look for pieces that are similar to yours and see the price they placed on them. You will then know the price range that you will ask for your furniture during your yard sale.  

Don’t Forget to Advertise!

Just like what we mentioned above, furniture pieces are some of the most sought-after items in a yard sale. When you are advertising your yard sale, don’t forget to mention that you have furniture pieces to offer. Mention it on your signs or your sales ads online so that people looking for furniture will come to your yard sale to take a look and hopefully, to buy some pieces.

How to Display the Pieces

One of the best ways to display the furniture pieces in your yard sale is to place them very close to the road, just at the end of the driveway. This way, passersby will be drawn to the furniture. Another advantage of this strategy is that it will be much easier to transfer the furniture into the vehicles of the customers.

To display your furniture, you may want to arrange them into quaint vignettes. This will surely make it attractive to prospective buyers. You can display other items that you are selling such as vases and dinnerware. That way, the attributes of the furniture can be accentuated.

Transporting the Furniture

Advertise as much as you can a week before the event so that many people will be aware that you will be conducting a yard sale. Display the furniture in such a way that will make it very attractive to the buyers that they can imagine what it looks like in their home. Lastly, don’t forget to lend a helping hand to your customers who bought your furniture. When you have successfully sold your items, you now have the money to buy new ones!

Takeaway

Here are some of the things you have to remember when doing a furniture yard sale. Remember to set the price at a saleable range and prepare your furniture so that they will be enticing to prospective buyers. We know some of the pieces may have some sentimental value and think that it should have a high price on it but do you research well so that you'll know the actual price that you should set to make sure that it will sell.

Advertise as much as you can a week before the event so that many people will be aware that you will be conducting a yard sale. Display the furniture in such a way that will make it very attractive to the buyers that they can imagine what it looks like in their home. Lastly, don’t forget to lend a helping hand to your customers who bought your furniture. When you have successfully sold your items, you now have the money to buy new ones!

Published by Zachary McGavin