Video:First Time Tag Sale Tipswith Anne-Marie Barton
Ready to clean out the clutter in your home and make a little money too? Learn how to organize a tag sale and entice people to stop, look, and buy.See Transcript
Transcript:First Time Tag Sale TipsI'm Anne-Marie Barton. Are your drawers full to the brim? Are your walls falling in on you?
It might be time for your tag sale. Join us today on Martha's Vineyard as we help a first timer throw a top notch sale.
Organize Before a Tag SaleShirley, this is your first tag sale. What was your motivation for your tag sale? Well, I wanted to clean the house up.
Organizing your Tag SaleFirst thing you have to do is organize. Usually you start a few days before the sale.
Let's take a look in this bag. Some of the things you will be needing is price tags, and why not spiff it up a little bit?
Extension cords, do you have any electrical items you might actually want to prove work? I have a CD player? Let's plug it in. And actually, one great tip is to have a little music playing at a tag sale to add a little atmosphere.
Clothes TipsClothing only really sells when it is clean and set out nicely. If its shirts its best to hang them up. Let's look at some of these sweaters. They look clean, that's good. You want to keep things organized.
If you are doing clothing, do a whole table of clothing, a section. If we are doing dishes, a whole table of dishes and pottery.
Tag Sale BooksI think for the paperbacks you could definitely charge 25 cents a piece and for the hardbacks, these types here, you could go for more like 50 cents or a dollar.
This is a very nice item. I am thinking for something like this you could actually go $40. Does that sound good? Oh, my that would be really great! Yes. What about these table cloths, these are beautiful. If they have a stain on them you won't be able to charge as much, maybe something like $5.
But these others are really what the early birds are looking for. This is a vintage tablecloth and it looks like it's in good condition. Something like this you might be able to sell closer to $15.
Tag Sale RefreshmentsI thought it might be a good idea to have out on a little table some cookies and lemonade. It's kind of nice to make the people that come feel at home. They may want to hang out a little longer and in the end spend a little more money.
Choosing your Tag Sale SpaceThis is the garage. Not a bad space here. It doesn't smell too bad, but a garage is a garage. So let's look for a spot and we'll tie this eucalyptus up.
Price TagsNow, I think its time we start putting some price tags on and some signs up. Something like that. That should do it. Ok lets put the pillow over there.
Everything is priced. We've got plenty of room to walk around the tables. Things are organized and clean. We've got out the cookies and lemonade. We've left a few things un-priced just in case we get a few hagglers that want a better deal. We'll see what they offer. Looks like we're ready. We're ready to go.
With a few splashy signs , cookies and lemonade, and a few good tunes, it doesn't take that much more to make your tag sale extraordinary.
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