Now is a great time to have a yard sale, but you may be wondering how your children can help with such a big task. Our children can learn many things by helping to put on a yard sale, and this will be a great way to spend some extra time with them as a family.
How can children help with a yard sale? Here are some ideas:
* Little ones can help to sort items before pricing. They can but mom’s clothing in one box, girls clothing in another, and boys clothing in yet another. They could put soft toys in one box, and movies in another.
* Elementary age children can help you to make lemonade, iced tea and Kool-Aid, and they can run a drink stand if you give them their own small table and chairs.
* They can also help to do some baking, and hold a bake sale.
* You could have your child sit next to you and bag up stuff for each customer.
* Why not allow them to give people change when it is due. You can help them if necessary.
* They can collect money as well, if you like.
* At this age, they can help you to put set up, as well as put things away.
* Teenagers can set up and run the whole thing, so you can have them help with many tasks.
* They can take over if you need to make lunch, or they can make lunch for everyone.
* They can help customers to load their purchases into their vehicles.
* They can hang signs and then take them down when the yard sale is done.
As you can see, there are many ways in which children can help with the family yard sale. As a treat, if enough money is made, you could get take out and picnic at the park in the evening.
My nephew is ten. He helped us a great deal during this weekends yard sale. He helped us to set up as well as put things away. He also helped us to collect money, and he counted out change for people.