5 Ways Canvas Tarps Can Enhance a Garage Sale

5 Ways Canvas Tarps Can Enhance a Garage Sale

Posted by CanopiesAnd Tarps on Dec 25th 2013

If you’re planning a garage sale, Canopies and Tarps has a large selection of tarps to help your event be a success, as well as plenty of garage sale hacks.

At Canopies and Tarps, we have decades of experience making and selling high-quality tarps to property owners, event organizers and business owners seeking to protect their property. One of the things that drew us to this mission was the swap meet scene in Southern California.

At these meets, we saw vendors and buyers use tarps in so many different ways, from protecting and displaying property to managing foot traffic. Those creative, innovative people stuck with us, and made us realize that they could do even more with a quality tarp.

A lot of what swap meet vendors do make perfect garage sale tips. Successful garage sales require good planning, and canvas tarps make the whole process run more smoothly. These are five good reasons to pick up a supply of tarps before you greet your first customers.

Create a more attractive atmosphere: If you don’t have a garage, you may feel like you are stuck with displaying your possessions strewn across your front lawn. Canvas tarps are a quick and inexpensive way to put up a temporary structure that will show off your goods in a better light. People passing by are also more likely to stop and see what’s going on.

Organize the merchandise: Retailers put a lot of thought into categorizing their inventory because it makes it easier for customers to browse and buy. Tarps give you a place to hang signs above tables where it’s easier for customers to see them. You can also divide up the area to create different sections for children’s toys and kitchen wares.

Contain traffic: You may be worried about having strangers wandering around your property. With a designated area you can feel more at ease because there will be less risk of people straying out of sight and harming your property or injuring themselves. So use a tarp as a makeshift fence, or a divider.

Be prepared for all weather conditions: Our tarps are treated with UV-resistant and water-resistant chemicals so they are suitable for all kinds of outdoor conditions. Everyone will enjoy shelter from sunburn or rain showers.

Encourage repeat business: If everything goes well, it will be easy to put up your tarps again for the next sale. Meanwhile, you can use them for all kinds of other tasks around your house and yard.

Contact us for an extensive collection of canvas tarps. Ordering is easy, and our friendly, knowledgeable customer service representatives are happy to help you every step of the way. We’d love to share more garage sale tips with you!