The Summer Garage Sale for The Village Farms will be held on September 13 & 14. This is an individual sale. If you are not participating, please keep your garage doors closed and vehicles locked for safety. Please use caution with the extra traffic in the area.
This Spring's turnout was impressive. Tidy up heading into fall, make a few bucks, and join the fun!
An ad has been placed in the Indianapolis Star and signage will be posted in advance at all neighborhood entrances. Here's a few handy tips to remember while you're setting up:
Make it worth the effort! Price everything so that it’s a deal, and make sure you put a price tag on everything, to avoid on the spot brain freeze or haggling. The general rule is 50-30-10 – new, unused items get priced at 50% of their retail cost, slightly used items = 30% of retail, and used items = 10% of retail. Also, if you’re selling books, CDs, or other small items, try a “Buy 1, Get 1!” or similar package deal. For customers, this feels like a great deal (so they buy more) AND all of that stuff you don’t want anymore goes away. Also, pricing items in $0.25 increments makes calculations easier when customers are paying (and when you are adding things up)
Stage the Show
Get everything up off the ground and onto tables, shelves, and clothing racks. Even if you have to fake a clothing rack with a sawhorse, do it. Put like items with each other, arrange kids clothes by age, etc.
Do. Not. Forget. The. Bank. Remember to go get plenty of ones, fives, tens and quarters.
If you don't think you have enough items to host your own sale, partner up with a neighbor! This helps immensely with setting up, staffing, and of course, tearing down. It's a great way to increase both of your sales too - a well-stocked garage sale layout yields the best results!
What you don't sell can be kept for the next neighborhood sale weekend in May, or consider one of local charities including the OLMC HELP center, Goodwill, AMVETS or others.