- The words "Yard Sale." (Or "Garage Sale," "Tag Sale," "Estate Sale," "Moving Sale," etc.)
- The day, date, and time of the sale. ("SAT, 6/17 10-4")
- The street address. ("1313 Mockingbird Lane")
- A big giant arrow indicating which way your sale is. (← ↑ →)
People need a lot of blank space between your writing to absorb what's written on your sign at all. So keep it simple.
Also, keep it in this order. The first thing someone driving by will need to know is: is that a sign for a yard sale or for some guy who washes windows? The second thing they'll need to know is: is this sale currently going on? Then, finally, they're ready to know exactly where to find your sale. Don't waste your time making the shaft of your arrow thick; just make sure the head is full and easy to read.
Enjoy maximizing your street traffic.
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