We know winter’s not the first season that comes to mind when someone mentions yard sales. But bear with us because we have reasons why you should have a yard sale in winter. Instead of waiting for spring cleaning, here are our reasons why you should have a yard sale in winter.
There’s No Competition
Again, we know winter’s not the season that comes to mind when thinking of garage sales. However, one of the benefits of hosting a garage sale in winter is that you’ll have little to no competition. Unlike in the summer, when shoppers have to quickly pick and choose what yard sale to shop while trying to stay cool and avoid baking in the sun, your customers can take their time at your winter sale.
In the winter, you won’t need to worry about competition. Additionally, you’ll make many people in the community happy and shocked to find out that they don’t have to wait until spring to clean their homes out and have a yard sale.
Money for the Holidays
Money is often tight when shopping for the holidays. Instead of spending your last dollar, try and host a garage sale to earn extra money. Having extra money is also the perfect gift to hand out to older kids around the holidays, and you’ll have some extra money to spend on yourself.
Making Room in the Home
During the holiday season, we get a ton of stuff, such as gifts, food, and clothes to keep us warm and toasty. However, that stuff can collect over time, which can further stall your annual spring cleaning.
To reduce the piles, consider cleaning out the garage and hosting a yard sale this winter. When you clean everything out in the garage and home, you’re making room for new items and new places to hide Christmas presents from the family.
Holiday Decorations at Deep Discounts
The holidays are filled with high-priced items, especially decorations. If you have an old Christmas tree, lights, a Hanukkah menorah, or other decorations that you no longer use for different holidays in the winter, you can sell them for a deeply discounted price in a yard sale.
Unfortunately, no one thinks about Christmas in July, and no one thinks of decorations until the winter. So, gather up any gently used decorations and place a fair price on them.
When hosting a yard sale in the winter, place a portable heater nearby to keep the area warm and consider serving guests hot chocolate and treats. These small things can help make your winter yard sale a success. Also, if you want to have a little more fun, consider throwing in a theme with your yard sale. For instance, if you like the film Frozen, you may want to title your yard sale “Let It Go.”
Every yard sale is unique, so make this one the best yet and incorporate all the old items you no longer need. That way, you can make more room for the new items you get for the holidays.