From Mummy Deals: 20 Tips To Holding A Garage Sale

It's officially garage sale season again, and if you're anything like me you're searching the house for unwanted or unnecessary junk to get rid of.  There's a great article over at Mummy Deals that offers 20 steps for a successful garage/yard sale:

Aside from getting rid of excess stuff, if you have kids this is a great way for them to learn some selling and negotiating skills.  In the process they can also clear their room of clothes and toys they've outgrown, and earn money for the new items that they desire!   They love making all of the signs, too.

If I had one tip to add to the list, it would be to check the Farmer's Almanac for the best day to hold it weather-wise, at least in the Northwest.  Another tip I would add is to limit yard and garage sale visits yourself so that your sale does not consist solely of junk you've come home with just recently.

Here's to reclaimed square footage and a successful sale!

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Comment balloon 3 commentsLisa Bosques • May 23 2010 12:19PM


My husband is my yard sale hero. He doesn't price anything which saves much prep time and negotiates everything. We're happy, the buyer is happy, and our junk, er, good buys found another home.

Posted by Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks (Resort Realty - Duck) about 10 years ago

We have a neighborhood garage sale this coming weekend, thx for the tips!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 10 years ago

That's a good system Linda - after all, the #1 reason to hold a G-sale is to get rid of stuff. Money's nice but high prices mean you have to put all that stuff away again.

Joan - good luck with the sale! Neighborhood sales are fun.

Posted by Lisa Bosques about 10 years ago

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