When is the last time you held a yard sale? While it’s probably not the first thing on your back to school checklist, the reality is August is a fantastic time to have a “back to school!” themed yard sale. If you are following along here at GO MOM! you know that late July and early August are all about organizing key spaces to get ready for the new school year. And because the excitement about summer activities might be waning as the heat sets in, tackling a family project like preparing for and hosting a back to school yard sale can be a great activity where everyone wins. Check out my tips to get your planning your yard sale now!
Dedicate specific yard sale sections.
Schedule your yard sale early.
When it’s too hot to be outside, it’s the perfect time to plan that yard sale. Make the most of all that back to school retail advertising by picking a date well before the first day of school but not so early that no one has back to school on their minds. To give yourself maximum time to get organized and promote the sale, consider hosting it anytime between 4 and 2 weeks before the first day of school.
Have a group back to school yard sale.
Include your kids in the yard sale.
Price yard sale items aggressively.
Pay it forward throughout your yard sale.
Make sure to check out our Back to School Pinterest Board for all kinds ideas to help you every step of the way, not only from GO MOM!® but from around the web too. And if you are looking for the ultimate organizing tool for this special time of year, check out our brand new Back to School Printable Bundle. I can’t tell you how helpful these checklists and forms have been for me over the years ~ I’m so hopeful you’ll find them to be helpful too! And it’s the perfect compliment to our 2014-2015 GO MOM! DIY Planner , newly redesigned to focus entirely on your time and give you the best Organized Week worksheet around. As always, thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!