It’s garage sale time and the last thing you want to do is spend the big bucks on garage sale signs. After all, who wants to eat up the profit before it’s even there?!
The trick is to create garage sale signs you can use year after year after year. This makes a small initial investment really pay off!
Garage Sale Sign Supplies
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Pick two attention grabbing colors! We used poster board that was neon pink on one side and neon yellow on the other just like this poster board. You can easily find poster board at Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, or even The Dollar Tree.
I’ve used the Sharpie Chisel Tip Permanent Markers but would love to try out the Sharpie Magnum Permanent Marker the next time we need to refresh our signs.
You may already have one! If not, you’ll find a staple gun is useful for so many things. Use it to staple your beautiful signs onto A-Boards and street signs. Just remember not to staple or nail anything on telephone poles. Those pole climbers will thank you for it!
A-Boards can be a big investment but they are super duper effective! It’s best to have an A-Board at each turn from the main road. We were lucky enough to have A-Boards from a business of my dad’s but, no worries, I found instructions on how to build simple A-Board signs!
How To Create Garage Sale Signs
Keep It Simple
The less wordy, the better! Potential customers need the basics and they need them fast as they drive by.
Use Two Contrasting Colors
Our signs originally had a date on them. We quickly changed that by covering it in a contrasting color with TODAY! Now we have signs that can’t be missed!
Ordinarily, we use a full sheet of poster board on each side of our A-Boards and half sheets for street signs.
Where To Put Garage Sale Signs
A-Boards are used at each turn. Half sheet poster board signs can be stapled to street signs to encourage customers along the way and to assure them they are headed in the right direction.
Tip: If your sale is close to a main road, you can boast ‘3 Blocks’ (or whatever it is) on the bottom of your sign and you’re certain to compel more people to stop in!
When To Put Garage Sale Signs Out
To prevent mischievous behavior, it’s a good idea to put the A-Board signs out right before the sale and pick them up after. You don’t want to have them disappear because you left them out all night.
Sure our garage sale signs have gotten tattered over the years but they still do a great job bringing in customers! The Sharpie ink has even weathered quite well considering we live in the Seattle area.
A small investment in garage sale signs will keep the customers coming not only this year, but for many more sales to come!