There is a lot of work that goes into having a garage sale, which is why being a garage sale assistant is a great way to get paid to help out a friend, family member, or neighbor. There are three main parts of a garage sale that you will need to help with: setup, sales, and tear down. With each part, there are several ways you can help.
During setup, you will help set up tables, put items on the tables and organize them, help price items, and put out signs. During the actual sale, you might offer help to customers, accept money and give change, and help people carry items out to their car. After the sale, you will help pack up all of the leftover items, take down the tables, and take down the signs.
It’s hard to know how much you might get paid per hour when working as a garage sale assistant. You will have to work out the payment before you begin with whoever you are working for. They may choose to pay you a flat rate of $20 for every day of the sale. They could also offer to pay you a percentage of the total sales, which would mean you could make a lot more or less depending on how well the sale goes and how things are priced.
If you can find a lot of people that are willing to hire you to help with their garage sales, this could be a good, steady summer job. If you are old enough and have your parents’ permission, you may even be able to have your own garage sale and keep all the money for yourself, but you will also need to have a lot of unwanted stuff to do that.