As today's economy struggles, and making a decent income can be a challenge, it is no better time to start thinking about other ways to earn extra cash. Earning extra cash can be a great means for gas in the car, money for lunch, or a special night out with your family.
Yard sales are a great way to supply extra income to your household. Hosting yard sales is one of the easiest ways to earn that extra cash, while also allowing you to get rid of the old items that take up to much space. Thousands and thousands of yard sales are hosted every year throughout the country. In 2012, it was estimated that 165,000 yard sales were given per week within the United States. While some chain stores are limited to what they can sell, yard sales do not have product limitations. You can sale anything from clothes, baby items, shoes, electronic items, furniture, and even cars. Yard sales give you the benefit of naming your price. The earning potential is endless, as yard sales do not have to consist of what you currently own. Many individuals sale items at yard sales which they have purchased at a discounted rate. They then turn around and sale the items at a higher price to make a profit, providing extra cash for their pocket.
Most cities throughout the US will require that you obtain a permit to host yard sales. Normally this involves submitting an application and paying a small permit fee. Be sure to check your local laws to confirm how long the permit is good for, and exactly how many yard sales you can host within one year. Once you have obtained the appropriate permit, you can then assemble all the items you would like to sale and price each accordingly. Advertising your yard sale is very important. You want to gather as many people as you can to come and view the items you have for sale. Advertising yard sales can be done through various methods, including paper signs, newspaper articles, and even electronically. Social media websites are another great way to solicit yard sales. It is important to utilize as many resources as you can to get the word out prior to the event.
While hosting yard sales are beneficial to the seller, they can also be rewarding for the buyer. Many people have hosted yard sales, selling items they deem to be insignificant in value, not knowing that the item is worth far more than they considered. We have heard on news stories more than once how a person purchased an item at a yard sale and ended up finding out the item was worth thousands of dollars. Yard sales have been a hot spot for buying high values items at far reduced prices. For those hosting yard sales, this means you will want to take the extra step to check the value of your items prior to selling them. Having this knowledge will allow the seller to price the item appropriately for the greatest profit. Yard sales can make one richer and be a rewarding community experience at the same time.