Garage Sale Safety Tips

When you are having a garage sale:
  • Acknowledge all shoppers
  • Ask for help running the sale
  • Be observant and wary of distractions
  • Do not advertise the sale as a "Moving Sale," which implies the house may be vacant for extended periods
  • Do not allow shoppers into your home
  • Do not answer questions about alarm systems, daytime/nighttime occupancy, etc.
  • Have a phone on your person to report any suspicious activity
  • It's preferable to not accept checks from strangers
  • Lock doors into your home
  • Place expensive items near you (usually by the checkout table)
  • Watch your cash box and keep only a minimal amount of cash on site