5 Ways to Display Clothes at a Yard Sale

If you’re looking to have a profitable yard sale (and let’s face it—who isn’t), you’re probably going to want to sell clothing at your sale. Thanks to an increased popularity in sustainability when it comes to clothing, there’s been an influx in yard sale buyers who are shopping for gently used clothing. In fact, it’s of the most sought-after items to buy at a yard sale. With that being said, clothing is also one of the trickiest items to display and keep neat (just ask major retailers). Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top five ways to display clothing at a yard sale.

Option 1: Clothing Rack

If you’re looking for a simple way to display clothing that will also help keep your display tidy throughout the duration of your sale, you’ll probably want to invest in some clothing racks. Using a clothing rack for the clothes you’re selling at a garage sale will keep clothes off of the ground, make it easy for buyers to sort through and keep your sale looking nice. Many racks come with wheels, which will make it easy to gather the clothing at the end of the day.

Option 2: Piles

Probably one of the simplest ways to display clothing is in piles on tables. Propping the clothes up on a table will keep them off the ground and make it more comfortable for customers to sort through. You’ll need to be prepared to tend to your piles throughout the sale, as the piles will undoubtedly get messed up and mixed while people sort through them.

Option 3: By Size

This option is particularly useful if you’re selling a lot of clothing in different sizes. Separating kids clothing from women’s clothing and men’s clothing, and organizing it by size and separating those sizes out will make it so much easier for your buyers to sift through what you have to offer. And, by nature of convenience, these buyers may spend more because it was a breeze to find what they were looking for. Make sure to obviously label which size is which so that buyers know where to go. Additionally, you should be prepared to inspect the clothing displays once every hour to make sure everything is in the appropriate section and that your display stays tidy.

Option 4: Plastic Tubs

Displaying your clothing in plastic tubs is one of the easier ways to keep your items organized. However, it can make it cumbersome for buyers to sort through the items you’re selling. Nonetheless, plastic tubs help you to keep items separated and are a great way to make it look like you’ve got a lot of items to sell, even if that isn’t the case. Be prepared to refold the items in the bin many times throughout the sale to keep it easy on your buyers.

Option 5: On the Ground

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to display your clothing, do so on top of a blanket on the ground. Stack your items on top of a blanket or towel on the ground to keep them from getting dirty and mark sizes so your customers can see which pile they should head for.


With some planning and potentially some investment, you can simply display your clothing in a way that’s exciting and easy for buyers. Good luck!