A pre-moving garage sale is a great way to get rid of the stuff you no longer need and make a little money. However, in order to actually make money off of your garage sale, you need to advertise for it! In our last blog, we talked about a few great places to advertise for your garage sale online. Each of the websites we mentioned are free, have tons of viewers and allow you to post pictures with your posts. Now that you know where to advertise for your garage sale, you need to learn about what you should include in each online ad. The following is a list of a few tips for writing an effective online ad for your garage sale:
#1. Make your title catchy.
No matter which site you decide to post your ad on, you need to find a way to make yours stand out from the crowd. Try putting hot ticket items in your headline, like “Garage Sale: Great Deals on Furniture & Exercise Equipment!” or let them know how low your prices are, “Garage Sale: Items as low as $0.25!”.
#2. List your most popular items.
Don’t list everything you are selling on your online ad, just list a few of your most popular items, like furniture, games, exercise equipment, etc. Be sure to include photos of these items, as well as a small description of each.
#3. Make your ad readable.
If a reader only sees a big block of text on your ad, they will lose interest quickly. Make your ad reader-friendly by using bullet points and proper spacing. Whatever you do, don’t leave Caps Lock on when you are writing out the description of your garage sale.
Once you have planned and executed the perfect garage sale, contact us about our moving services in Sanford!