How to Make Good Garage Sale Signs

A garage sale is a wonderful way to sell items that you have sitting around the house. One of the most important steps of having a garage sale is creating good garage sale signs. These signs are important because they point drivers toward the garage sale, which can be instrumental in bringing in more purchases.

Things You'll Need

  • 24-Inch Wooden Stakes
  • Neon Poster Board
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Balloons
  • Tape

Use big neon signs--the medium size posters are best. Neon signs will get more attention.

Use big writing on the garage signs as this will help everyone to clearly read the directions.

Use large black markers for writing on the garage sale sign.

Put an arrow on the garage signs pointing to the direction of your house.

Nail the poster boards into the wooden stakes.

Place colored balloons on the garage signs. Use tape to secure the balloons to the poster boards. This is another way to get people to read the garage signs.

Have multiple garage signs. Each sign will direct the drivers to your home. You could have some garage signs that only have arrows and your street address.

Place the the garage signs visible to the street. You will want the signs on the main road and then every side street that leads to your street.


  • Check with your county government to see if you need a garage sale permit or restrictions for putting up garage sale signs.

    Don’t forget to take your garage sale signs down after your sale is over.