Put 'Em in the Seats...Getting More Buyers to Your Yard Sale
Cardboard Still Works: It seems so obvious (and it is), but cardboard is still king. Get out your Sharpie and cut up that old box your old George Foreman Grill came in. Grab a staple gun and get to it! For some extra attention try affixing some balloons to your sign. It works every time.
Craig's List is Great: At this point in time, CraigsList.org is the best place to post your garage sale on the web. People are used to looking for garage sales there and they'll find yours too.
Online Garage Sale Sites: There are many other online garage sale directory sites that you can use to drive a little traffic to your sale. Use pictures if it is allowed and make sure you post info on your sale 1-2 weeks in advance.
Get Social: Throw up a post on Facebook or Tweet your sale. Your friends may end up being some of your best customers!
Local Bulletin Boards: Just like cardboard signs, this old tried and true method still works. Just print out some flyers and post them on local bulletin boards, at work or at your local grocery store.
Newspaper/Circular Ads: Hmmm...In most cases we'd pass on these unless they are really cheap. If you live in a rural outlying area they may still be cheap enough to pay off.
Group Yard Sales: This common sense method of grouping and cross-promoting yard sales works every time it is tried. Take it one step further and connect with garage sales outside of your neighborhood to direct even more traffic.