The weather has gone very cold lately and the promise of spring seems very far away, despite the daffodils and other spring flowers popping up all around.
You will recall that in a recent eletter we discussed looking out for forthcoming car boot sales to attend and look for bargains.
Perhaps though, you may prefer to actually do a car boot sale yourself.
If you have never before done a car boot sale, you might be in for a treat!
If it does seem like an attractive proposition, below are some tips to begin what could turn out to be a pleasant and profitable occupation.
First, look for advertisements in your local area for car boot sale venues.
Usually car boot sales have to be registered with the council, so they should have a list of venues.
Look in your local (free) newspapers for local press advertisements.
Look out on flyers and banners placed strategically around the area.
If you listen to your local radio station, sometimes they advertise car boot sales on there.
Car boot sales can be large or small: some are huge and take place on a regular basis; some are small and might be a one-off event held as a fund-raiser for a school or church.
Generally, the larger the car boot sale, the more ‘footfall’ there will be.
There is usually a charge to take your car/van into the sale – perhaps £5 or £6 is the norm.
Many sales take place early in the morning, but some take place in the afternoon