HOW TO DO YOUR FIRST CAR BOOT SALE

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Where does it all come from, that stuff called clutter?  Those clothes that are too small clothes, the too high unworn shoes, the piles of unread books, the CD’s of the one hit wonders.

We’ve all got it, and most of us don’t want it. Here is HOW TO get rid of it and make some easy money at the same time, yes it’s time to do your first car boot sale.

Car boot sale booty

BE PREPARED

  • Nobody will buy a beer stained t shirt, or muddy shoes. Wash the clothes you are selling, and clean those shoes. Wipe over any household items, make them look attractive. They maybe second hand, but when you are in competition with hundreds of other sellers, you need make your stall stand out above the rest.

 

  • Sort your clean items and bag or box them up into separate piles, shoes and bags, clothes, household items, and books.  It will make it easier and quicker to unpack your items at the car boot sale when you arrive and get selling fast.

TAKE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

  • Take a flask or cold drink and and something to eat, you don’t want to be giving your profits back to the catering trucks!

 

  • Get there bright and early, no later than 6.30. Take a pasting or camping table, that will give you plenty of selling space, some old blankets to put on the ground, a dress rail is also handy. Don’t forget to recyle those carrier bags from under the kitchen sink, and take hangers plenty of loose change.

 

  • Try to park so that you give yourself the biggest space, but also so you can leave easily if the weather closes in. Spread yourself out as much as you can! You’ve paid good money for your pitch so make the most of it.

BE REALISTIC

  • Be realistic, you are selling at a car boot sale, not a High Street shop. People expect to barter, so always price your items to take that into consideration.  I always ask a maximum of £4.00 for a pair of shoes in good condition, but I’ll usually accept £3.00, the same for clothes that are hanging on a dress rail.  I usually lay T shirts and tops out on a blanket and sell them for just a £1.00.  It depends on your motives for selling your stuff. If it’s to make some quick, extra money, then be strict with your pricing, if it’s to get rid of clutter, then you can be more flexible

 

  • When you are ready to go home, pack your stuff away carefully in the same order it was when you left home, it makes life so much easier if you want to do it all over again!

It really is a quick, easy way to earn some extra money, and also to make more space in your wardrobe and home in general.  On a nice sunny day, people wander up and down, they stop and have a chat with you, and if you decide to become a regular car boot seller, you’ll soon get to recognise the regulars.

Are you a regular car boot seller or buyer, or have you yet to do your first car boot sale?

Other ways to make some easy money from your unwanted items : http://www.girlonapension.com/7-top-tips-for-a-new-ebay-seller/

 

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