How To Get The Most Out Of Your Craigslist Post & Garage Sale

Posted 10 months ago by

‘Tis the season for spring cleaning and garage sales! It’s time to part with what’s getting in the way (i.e. your unused snowboard or record collection) so you can buy what you really want (i.e. a pair of Warby Parker’s or a Marc Jacobs bag).

Here’s how to get the most out of your Craigslist post and your weekend garage sale:

1. Write a clear headline

Most people on Craigslist are looking for something specific. Write a detailed headline for what you’re offering, and don’t YELL AT YOUR AUDIENCE or use annoying characters (*#$$+@&*&*).

2. Balance creativity with clarity in your post

Write a clear, descriptive post about what you are selling. Include all item details and dimensions.

3. Use lists

When posting a garage sale, list all of the items for sale in the post. Lists are also good for including details about one particular item for sale.

4. Include images

Use your own pictures instead of linking to similar items on websites. People prefer seeing photos of the exact item for sale.

5. Price your item(s) right

Do a bit of research to see what the market rate is for each item you are selling, and be open to negotiation and bartering.

6. Have your garage sale outdoors with family & friends

Don’t invite strangers over when you’re alone, or invite anyone into your home. Keep your doors locked as you will likely be distracted during the sale.

7. Accept cash only

Don’t use a cash box; keep the cash on you.

8. Be open to meeting new friends.

We have heard countless stories about people meeting friends and significant others while buying/selling items via craigslist. Be friendly!

*It’s very important to take the same common sense precautions online as you would offline. Read all of the Craigslist safety tips and familiarize yourself with common online scams.

Happy selling!


B&C Obsession:

Posted 3 years ago by

We have a new obsession and we just had to share it with you! Someone told me about a website called Krrb. It had an interesting name so I just had to check it out. Cool name? Check. Good design? Check. Did it have a purpose? Yes it did! The world has needed something like this for years, move over Craigslist!

Krrb is a safe place to buy, sell, trade and give to your neighbors — locally and in-person. Krrb puts you at the center of your stomping grounds and displays all that you and your neighbors have to offer. Think of Krrb as an online garage sale, block sale, flea market and local classifieds all wrapped into one.

How It Works

  • Set your location
  • See all that your neighbors have to offer (use the radius slider, it’s magic!).
  • Post stuff to your own personal corner
  • Get to know your neighbors better


Why It’s So Great

Most online shops and classifieds feel anonymous, and let’s face it, they are. is made exclusively for local and in-person commerce. Our mission is to create a fun, friendly and safe online venue that enables better and more personal face-to-face dealings between neighbors.

Since their beta launch, 8661 people have joined Krrb in 555 cities and 63 countries.

Their Contest:

They’ve just launched their “Sell Everything Contest” with an Iphone 4S as the main prize! Post five (or more) things you’d like to get rid of to between today and April 8th for your chance to win. Write something nice about each item — it’s all in the story!

To learn more and enter click here.