PREP: I would say 90% of the success of our sale can be attributed to the thorough, laborious prep work we did. Over the course of two or three weeks, we pulled items to be sold whenever we had a couple free hours, creating a landing spot for all items destined for the sale in a garage bay. A week before the sale, I started organizing, sorting, and pricing. The day before the sale, we grouped everything so that we could move everything out into the driveway/lawn in an organized manner, not a chaotic mess. We created a plan for what was going to go where, how it would be laid out, how many tables, shelves, clothing racks, etc. we needed and gathered them up. Essentially, we prepped for THREE TO FOUR WEEKS. Yes. That’s right. Save yourself the stress and headache – don’t try to throw a yard sale together overnight. You won’t make money and it won’t be worth it.