Acts 4 Challenge Yard Sale Guidelines
- Sunday, Oct 20, is the last day to reserve your space for the yard sale. Turn form in at the Connect Central table.
- If you and a friend want spaces next to each other, please let us know when you sign up, or as soon as possible.
- SET UP: Friday 5pm - 8pm an Saturday 6am - 7am.
- BREAKDOWN: You are responsible to manage your space and to remove all items by 1:45pm on Saturday.
- You are responsible for providing your own table.
- ACTS 4 CHALLENGE: Money from the yard sale committed to the Acts 4 Challenge can be turned in at the table in front of the ADMIN building between 12:30pm and 2pm or anytime the following week.
- VEHICLES: No vehicles can be driven in Yard Sale Space between 7am - noon.
- LARGE ITEMS: Any large items purchased from your space must be moved to the loading area for pick up.
- CREDIT CARDS AND CHECKS: All checks for items purchased must be made payable to you and not to WLM. Church credit card machine will not be available for items purchased in your space.
- EXTENSION CORDS: There will be 2 extension cords available in front of the church office for you to show your customers that items work if needed.
- MONEY: Depending on how you price your merchandise will dictate how much change you need. Make sure you have plenty of smaller bills and change available.
Tips for a Successful Yard Sale
- Borrow Folding Tables (or make some from sawhorses and Plywood) or look through Google Images for idea on ways to display your items.
- May your items visually appealing - organize, sort by size and make your items easy to shop.
- Group Like Items Together - When you group like items together, the goods look more abundant and makes for a better display.
- Clean the Goods Before Displaying Them - Dusty furniture, sticky glassware, and stinky, stained clothing scream neglect. Clean, well-tended pieces appear more valuable.
- Display Small Valuable Items Close to the Check Out Area - Keep valuable objects close to the house or at the checkout table so you can keep and eye on them, especially if they are small or fragile.
- Bundle Small Items - Things that won’t sell on their own are more likely to sell if you package them together.
- Price it Right - According to some sources, yard sale items should be priced at roughly 1/3 of what you paid for them. Think about how seriously you want to sell the item and know that the cheaper the price, the more likely it is to sell.
- Be Willing to Bargain - Most garage sale shoppers are looking for steals, Price your items so that you have a little wiggle room when they ask if you are willing to “go lower”. Also consider lowering the price of all of your items towards the end of the sale.
- Straighten and Rearrange the Tables During Downtime - Yard sales get hectic and shoppers make a mess of the merchandise. When you have a moment, do some straightening before the next wave of shoppers arrive.
- X-Large Items - If you don’t have a way to get them to the church, take a picture, add a description and price, print it and put it on your table.
- Join Forces - If you aren’t sure you have enough on your own to sell, partner with someone else and share the same space.
- Be Friendly, and be available to answer questions.
- Be prepared with plenty of change and small bills.
- Keep your money in your sight at all times.
- Stockpile plastic grocery bags so you can offer bags with purchases
Register online today to reserve your spot.