Top Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

  • By lemaster
  • 19 Jul, 2017
If spring cleaning revealed a surprising amount of stuff in your home you no longer use or love, channel your inner entrepreneur this summer to declutter and make a few bucks while you’re at it. Follow these tips to make the most of your garage sale.

1. Your Ad Here

Write up an ad for your local newspaper, post about your garage sale on social media and put up some signs around your community. When it comes to good advertising, less is more, so forget the glitter paint and fancy designs and instead use simple lettering and bold markers on signs. Be sure to include your address, the time and day of the sale and an arrow pointing would-be shoppers in the right direction.

2. Ask for Help

Running a sale out of your residential garage is tough to do alone. Enlist helpers by asking neighbors, friends or family to lend a hand. Offer to let them sell their own items at your sale to increase your inventory and reach while efficiently getting the job done.

3. Carefully Consider Your Layout

Presentation is key when it comes to rummaging through trash and treasures at a garage sale. With your helpers, arrange all your items by category, then make it easy to browse your inventory. Instead of piling books into a box, for example, line them up for easier browsing. Use an old shower rod to hang clothes and order them by size, just like the stores. Hot ticket items can lure in shoppers when placed at the end of your driveway.

4. Cultivate a Nice Ambiance

Turn your garage sale into a mini-shop by playing background music, having your kids open a lemonade stand or selling homemade treats.

5. Clearly Mark Items

Every item should be marked with a price tag. Use masking tape and a permanent marker for the task, and make large price signs for bigger items, like furniture.

6. Spruce Up Items

Remote-controlled items, like toy cars, should have batteries (they can be half-used!) in them so shoppers can test them out. If you are selling electronic items, try to have an outlet available so shoppers can test out their lamps or blenders. If you have items that were once featured in catalogs or sold online, like your camera or children’s toys, print out the ad with the original price listed.

If you follow these tips, you’ll be ready for success when you open your residential garage door!

By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017
If you need garage door installation or garage door serve in Buffalo, you can trust the experts at Crawford Door of WNY, Inc. to get the job done well and ensure your repair project goes smoothly from start to finish. Our team has over 30 years of experience, and we are proud to provide quality garage door service Buffalo residents and business owners can depend on.
By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017
If spring cleaning revealed a surprising amount of stuff in your home you no longer use or love, channel your inner entrepreneur this summer to declutter and make a few bucks while you’re at it. Follow these tips to make the most of your garage sale.
By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017
Bees do important work for the earth, but they can be troublesome if you find them in your residential garage. They quickly become pests and dangerous threats when they take up home at your home, but there are many ways you can keep them at bay naturally so you can enjoy your garage, home and yard without fear of getting stung.
By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017

Crawford Door of Western New York, Inc. was recently profiled in the “Meet Your Merchant” section of Moneysaver Shopper and Community Magazine.

The piece profiles our owner-operators, Pete and Holly Hunter and tells the story of how Crawford has been nurtured and grown since Pete purchased the business in 2004.

“Pete and Crawford have a reputation for responsiveness, quality products and installations or repairs done right the first time, and especially – as Holly was quick to point out – honesty. Crawford has passed the test of time. Unlike so many of the fly-by-night and “Johnny come lately” door companies that lure customers in with special low price offers and then provide an inferior product or bait and switch customers into a host of additional charges, Crawford gives you an honest appraisal of the work needed on repairs or a free estimate on a new door. Then they do what they said they would do, on time, professionally, with no surprises or problems and charge what they said they would charge.”

To read the full article and learn more about what makes Crawford Door unique, click here!

By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017
If the only thing you can fit in your garage is your car, it’s time for some spring cleaning! This is the perfect time of year to clear out the clutter in your residential garage and create some designated spaces for storage.
By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017
Since 1983, Garaga has been a leading manufacturer of residential garage doors and doors for the commercial, industrial and agricultural markets. Best known for its high-quality products and wide selection of garage doors, Garaga has a reputation for designing and manufacturing doors known for their reliability and style.
By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017
Holiday decorations brighten up your home and lend a festive vibe to your neighborhood, but decorating can be risky if you don’t take the proper safety precautions. Follow these tips from our team here at Crawford Door to turn your home and residential garage door into a winter wonderland the safe way.
By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017

Garages serve many purposes — they are storage spaces, areas for pursuing home projects and even play areas at times, but they can also pose security and safety challenges. Follow these garage door safety tips to keep yourself and your belongings secure.

  1. Always keep the garage door opener button away from small children.
  2. Remind young children that garage door remote controls are not toys.
  3. Review the owner’s manual for your garage door and read about its emergency release features.
  4. Every month, check the door for signs of wear and inspect rollers, cables, springs and pulleys. If you notice an issue, contact our professional service team for garage door repair in Buffalo instead of attempting repairs yourself.
  5. Teach your children to never place their fingers between sections of the garage door, or shop for panels that cannot pinch.
  6. To keep your belongings safe, never leave your garage door partially open.
  7. Only purchase garage door parts in Buffalo from a reputable contractor.

To learn more about how our garage doors can keep you and your home safe, or to consult with one of our team members about garage door repair in Buffalo, contact Crawford Door of WNY, Inc. today at 716-668-2252!

By lemaster 19 Jul, 2017

When is the last time you took a close look at the outside of your home? What characteristics stand out as you drive by it on the street? Do you notice overgrown shrubs? Is the paint peeling? Are you welcomed by lights on a dark evening? The answers to these questions are related to the curb appeal of your home — the first impression it makes from the outside.

Real estate pros frequently reference curb appeal during the selling process because many house-hunters form opinions about residences before they ever step foot inside them. This is an instance where the book is definitely judged by its cover!

Even if you aren’t planning on putting your home on the market, curb appeal is still important. A beautiful exterior gives you a sense of pride in your home and improves your neighborhood while sending a positive message about your family.

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