If you want to have a successful yard sale, the first thing you need to do is get people there. And, what’s the best way to do that? Clear and visible yard sale signs!
Yard sale signs may not seem like the trickiest things to make, but you might be surprised at just how hard it can be. Making yard sale signs that attract attention is more of an art than just a simple task. For your next yard sale, try following a few of these tips and tricks…
1. Make Yard Sale Signs Big
The bigger, the better when it comes to making yard sale signs! Large poster board sheets are perfect for this. Large signs will not only be much more likely to catch people’s eyes, but you’ll also be able to include more information about your yard sale on the sign. The lettering on your signs should also be as big as possible, so drivers can read them easily as they pass by.
2. Use Bright Colors
Yard sale signs made with bright colors will always attract more attention than plain white yard sale signs. Choose a bright color to make your signs on, like lime green or bright pink.
3. Keep Them Neat
Although they can help, it may not be the best idea to let the kids make yard sale signs for you. Neat and tidy yard sale signs are much more likely to attract customers than sloppy yard sale signs. If you yourself don’t have the neatest penmanship, ask for help from a friend or family member or break out the word processor to create large letters.
4. Be Specific
So, what should you include on your yard sale signs? Always include the word “Sale” in large letters, of course, such as “Yard Sale” Multi-family Yard Sale” or “Moving Sale”. You should also include your address and the date and time of where it will be held. Also, include a few specifics about what you’ll be selling to bait potential buyers. Include phrases like “Lots of baby items!”, “Huge book selection!”, “Furniture”, or “Free refreshments!”. Make sure you list any hot items that you’re selling too, since these will often draw even more potential buyers.
5. Point the Way
Yard sale signs need clear directions! Even if you listed your address on your signs, you should still add arrows to them pointing the way. Some people may not be familiar with your neighborhood and a clear arrow pointing the way to your sale could make the difference when it comes to them stopping at your sale or not. I also love yard sale signs with little maps on them!
6. Add Embellishments
The more attention that your yard sale signs attract, the better! Add a few embellishments to your yard sale signs to attract the most attention. The morning of your sale, head out and add balloons or streamers to your signs.
7. Be Safe and Courteous
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen yard sale signs hung at intersections that block the view of opposing traffic. When you’re hanging your yard sale signs, make sure they aren’t hung in such a way that may make it difficult for drivers to see other vehicles or pedestrians. Finally, when you’re yard sale is over, don’t leave your signs up! Be courteous and remove your signs as soon as your sale is over. No one wants to see an old yard sale sign tacked to a telephone pole for weeks. In some areas, lingering yard sale signs could even result in a fine.