3 Safety Tips for Garage Sales

Having a garage sale is fun as you get to meet people, get rid of stuff. and make money. Occasionally though, there is an accident at a garage sale that detracts from the fun. If you’re planning on having a garage sale in Harrisburg, PA soon, we at Henderson Insurance Agency have some tips for keeping your garage sale safe for everyone.

Make Sure Your Sale is Safe

You don’t need to go grab caution tape to keep your garage sale safe. Just using some common sense when setting it up will minimize the chances of someone getting hurt. For instance, you can:

  • make sure any indoor area where you’re selling items is well lit so people can see
  • keep everything on tables to reduce the likelihood that someone trips over a box or item
  • place sharp objects, such as knives, out of the reach of children

These might seem basic, but taking simple steps like these will significantly reduce the chances of there being an accident at your sale.

Make Sure You’re Insured

You should also make sure you’re insured if there is an accident. After all, accidents happen even when every safety precaution is heeded. If there’s an accident at your garage sale and someone is seriously hurt, you may be held financially responsible. Depending on the incident and your homeowners insurance policy, though, your insurer may protect you.

If you live in Harrisburg, PA and would like help checking your insurance policy, feel free to contact us. You can reach our agents through our website, and they’d be happy to review your homeowners insurance to see what types of accidents it provides coverage for. If you don’t have coverage for accidents, our agents can also help you find a policy that will protect you. Contact them today, so they can help you before your sale starts.