2. Stay firm. Mark your large items with firm prices, and stay that way til’ 10 am’ish. I think this is how we made good money in the beginning. Clothes were a dollar, as were hardback books and we had plenty of people paying that price for good stuff. I figure it’s well worth it, a lot cheaper then you’d get it for at Goodwill. We had so many people trying to break us down — but we were clear that if they wanted the item, they could come back and pay less 10 am — this is a good way to shut people up.
3. Sell it by the bag near the end. As noon nears, you realize you just want to get RID of stuff. LOTS of it! So, it started out being 5$ per paper bag, then 3, then 2. It did the trick.
Our school made almost 4k with our garage sale on Saturday. We had the whole area contribute items and it did really well. It was a fair amount of work, but for 4 k it was worth it. Now Conner won’t have to walk to science camp. 🙂