Planning a garage sale this summer? If you haven’t already settled on a date, you might want to take a look at this list of best and worst weekends to have a garage sale below. Believe it or not, there are some weeks you’ll want to avoid and others you want to take advantage of.
Best Weekends to have a garage sale
Weekend AFTER a major holiday: We never recommend having a yard sale during a major holiday weekend, simply for the fact that everyone has travel, BBQ and family fun on the brain. The last thing they are thinking about is hitting up local yard sales. Do yourself a favor and wait a week, and hold your sale the weekend AFTER a holiday when people have settled back into their normal routines and are looking for something to do.
1st & 15th of the month: Can you take a wild guess as to why we recommend having a yard sale close to the 1st & the 15th of the month? It’s because that’s when most people get paid! The majority of Americans are paid twice a month usually near the 1st & 15th of the month which makes it a great time to have a yard sale because people have some spending cash.
Back to school: Moms with school aged children start prepping for the upcoming school year at the end of July through August. This is a great time to have a garage sale and sell off your children’s clothing, coats & jackets, backpacks, shoes and other items that might be on a back to school shopping list.
Worst weekends to have a garage sale
First Nice Weekend of the Spring: While it may be tempting to have a yard sale during the first nice weekend of the spring…we highly recommend against it. Why? Because people are more focused on enjoying the nice weather than being cooped up in a car driving from yard sale to sale. Waiting a week or two to have your sale will result in more people!
Holiday weekends: This is a no-brainer. Lots of people travel during the major holiday weekends and usually have an itinerary of family fun activities that do not include yard sales. Wait just one week and you’ll have a much better turnout.
Now that you know which weekends are the best for your yard sale, we definitely recommend picking up a copy of our newest ebook, “The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Yard Sale”