The first thing you should do when planning a yard sale is decide what your ultimate goal for having the sale is. Are you looking to get rid of items because your home is feeling cluttered, or are you downsizing? Either way, a spring yard sale is a great way to rid yourself of unnecessary belongings. Your goal may also be to make money from the yard sale. If this is the case, consider this when pricing items out. However, keep in mind not to be too greedy in your request for price, or you may have trouble selling your items.