Garage sales are back! Be sure you are ready!

July 7, 2021
A year of shut-down and pandemic restrictions meant a complete hiatus from garage, yard and estate sales last season. This summer, with mandates lifted and Covid cases dropping, sales are back. But how to maintain safety in this post-pandemic era?

A successful garage/yard sale that continues to maintain some distancing of shoppers will have to make the most of your available space. That means using your yard, possibly incorporating a tent to protect from the elements, and meticulous organization of your garage. Advance planning and careful organization will be a must, but start now with a few tips and you can count on a successful late summer or fall garage sale.

Garage sale To-Do list

  • Take stock of the items you store in your garage and create a plan for temporarily storing them elsewhere. Your garage and any area under a tent should be able to accommodate as many for-sale items and tables to hold them as possible.
  • Take advantage of shelving in your garage if you are able. Spacing displayed items out is crucial to allow shoppers to browse without being on top of each other.
  • Consider limiting the number of people in the sale area at any given time and offer disposable masks for those who will feel more comfortable wearing them.
  • Be sure to wash and disinfect items to the extent you are able before putting them up for sale.
  • Consider offering touchless pay options such as Venmo, Paypal or Zelle.

Along with preparing and pricing your sale items, be sure to schedule a check-up for your garage door to ensure safe and efficient operation when you are ready to open for business. Your professional maintenance check will spot potential problems and allow you to get repairs made well ahead of your sale.

Garage sales are enjoyable social opportunities and a chance to make a bit of extra cash, so start planning yours and let Above & Beyond Door Systems help you prepare. Our experts are available to provide your complete check-up and any servicing you may need. Call today for an appointment.

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