Enclosed Utility Trailers – Making Flea Market Selling Easier
Selling at local flea markets can be a lot of fun and bring a little extra cash into the household. Unfortunately, it comes with the challenge of packing, loading and storing all of the things that you will sell. If you love selling at flea markets and want to make things easier for yourself, consider buying an enclosed utility trailer.
How can an enclosed utility trailer make things easier?
Think about how much space all of your inventory takes up around your house or in your garage. Now, think about how much time you spend loading and unloading the inventory. Buying and using an enclosed utility trailer will void the need to store the inventory in your home and load it into your vehicle each weekend. Instead of struggling with everything before you can head to the flea market, you simply hitch the trailer to the back of your vehicle and hit the road.
What if you don’t have a place to park a utility trailer at your home?
This is the case for many people, but that doesn’t count you out of the ability to use a utility trailer to make your life a little easier. Instead of hauling the trailer home, lease a spot or unit at a local storage facility. Outdoor parking spots don’t cost a whole lot to rent each month. If you shop around, you can get an outdoor parking spot at an RV or general storage facility for as little as $20 a month.
How do you pack the utility trailer to make your set up easiest?
One of the most important things to remember when packing your utility trailer is to keep the bulk of the weight on the end with the hitch. If you load the heavy stuff at the back of the trailer, it could put too much tension on the hitch and cause difficulties handling the vehicle or damaging the hitch.
Now, use bins that you can stack securely on top of each other. Load the totes to the sides of the trailer leaving an open space in the center. This opening can be used to slide your tables and displays into the trailer after you have packed up all of the inventory off of them. This way, when you go to set up the next time, your tables and displays are easily removed and set up, so that you can get right to work setting out your merchandise.
An enclosed utility trailer may seem like a big expense, but having an easier time loading, unloading and storing your inventory, you can add more inventory to your display each week. Talk with your local trailer sales professional to learn more about size options for you to choose from.
If you don’t feel an enclosed utility trailer is necessary for your needs, you can opt for an open utility trailer instead.