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Winterizing Your Estate Sale: Tips for Success

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

Winter can be a challenging time for estate sales in Ohio, but it doesn't have to be. With a little planning and preparation, we can help with a successful estate sale that keeps pickers, collectors and shoppers warm and comfortable. Note a few tips below ...


  • If possible, hold your sale indoors or under a covered area.

  • If you must have an outdoor sale, rent heaters and offer hot beverages.

  • Clear walkways and driveways before the sale begins, and keep them de-iced throughout the event.

  • Use warning signs and cones to highlight slippery areas.

Seasonal Appeal

  • Display winter decorations, such as ornaments, wreaths, and blankets.

  • Highlight in-demand items, such as coats, scarves, and boots.

Marketing and Promotion

  • Promote your sale online, use social media networks and email coupons.

  • Emphasize the holiday season if your sale is around a holiday.

  • Consider offering online sales as a backup plan in case of bad weather.

Lighting and Ambiance

  • Ensure that your sale area is well-lit, especially in dimly lit or outdoor spaces.

  • Use candles, lamps, and string lights to create a cozy atmosphere.

Pricing and Bargaining

  • Research market values and price items competitively.

  • Be open to negotiation, but maintain a bottom-line price.

Customer Comfort

  • Offer hot beverages to warm up shoppers.

  • Create a cozy seating area where shoppers can rest and make decisions.

By following these tips, you can host a successful estate sale, even in the winter. And if your family is in need of an estate sale in Northeast Ohio be sure to call 440-597-3964.


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