Garage Sales

As a single mom money is tight. Kids grow out of their clothes faster than you can blink some days and you find yourself scrounging for ways to make them last just a little bit longer. But you don’t want your child going out in public looking like a hooligan so you head out to the dreaded neighborhood garage sale. I’ve never been a big fan of garage sales. Have you ever taken a toddler to a garage sale before? Now you probably understand why. They have sticky little fingers and tend to grab everything they can get their little … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Supply Finds at Garage Sales

Ever the princess of frugal, I am always on the look out for good bargains and deals at garage sales, that I can actually use. I avoid purchasing anything if I don’t have an immediate use for it, or I cannot see the long term benefit of buying it. Recently I have attended many garage sales with scrapbooking supplies, and have been very fortunate to pick up some awesome deals on things I will most definitely use. That seems not only frugal to me, but a fun find as well. I got pretty lucky on the first weekend we attempted … Continue reading

Garage Sale Frustrations: It Has Happened To Me

After Mary Ann’s article a couple of days ago, Yard Sale Frustration: Has This Happened To You?, I decided to answer her question in an article of my own. First, yes Mary Ann, it has happened to me. There is no telling how many sour yard sale days I have been through, but with the amount of yard sales we visit, I am quite certain it has been more than a dozen. I have certainly fallen victim to the whole “multi-family” yard sale scheme a time or two and usually yes, it is either a family who has taken in … Continue reading

Garage Sale Day: When the Sale Doesn’t Happen

We are all faced with a conflict once in awhile, or unforeseen event that prevents us from following through with plans. Sometimes it is out of our control, like the weather. And sometimes it is as simple as someone getting sick or an appointment being scheduled that simply cannot be changed. A rainy day will prevent a garage sale from bringing in sales from most people. And a bitter cold day can also prevent someone from coming out into the cold, rather than staying in the warmth of their home. If you advertise your sale in the paper or around … Continue reading

5 Terrific Advertising Tips for Your Garage Sale

Advertising your garage sale, can be costly, and if you don’t know the proper way to go about it, can be very ineffective. In order to get the best advertising, reach the most people, and have a successful sale, there are some tips that might help. 1. Use Bulletin Boards for free advertising. Many grocery stores, church offices, schools and community centers have bulletin boards, that you are able to post an ad on. If they have a form you must use, be sure to grab one, or find out the rules and regulations to posting an ad on the … Continue reading

5 Tips for Making the Most Profit at Your Garage Sale

Usually the reason for hosting a garage sale is to get rid of unwanted items. However, many people are looking forward to the profits gained at a garage sale. They might need the money for bills, or a major repair. Perhaps, they might just wish to purchase a large ticket item they have been wanting for awhile, or they might actually decide to take a trip with the funds. If you know the proper things to do to have a successful garage sale, you should wind up with hundreds of dollars at the end. My neighbor made over $800 last … Continue reading

Staying Safe At Your Garage Sale

Garage sales are a great way to eliminate your extra or unwanted items. It is a fast way to make some quick cash, but can be very time consuming, as well. Your safety and your families safety, should always be a primary concern, both before the sale, the day of the sale, and after the sale. To begin with, be sure that you understand your city ordinances and obtain any necessary permits before hand. Each city has different rules and regulations, when it comes to garage sales, and following them, will ensure a more supportive police department. Never have your … Continue reading

Getting Help With Your Garage Sale

A garage sale is a lot of hard work. With everything there is to do, like before the sale preparations, day of the sale chaos, and then cleaning up afterwards, it sure would be great to have a little help. But what do you do when you aren’t sure who to ask for help, how to ask for help, or even what you might need help with? Do not be afraid to ask, and do not be afraid to delegate certain responsibilities to your helpers, and assign them specific duties. You might even just wish to have a friend with … Continue reading

Garage Sales – Three Big Pet Peeves

Yet another post I am starting with a disclaimer. If you are looking for garage sale tips, advice, strategies..or anything remotely useful from this post stop reading and read these wonderful posts instead… Pricing Items at a Garage Sale Garage Sale Season Has Arrived Why Should I Have a Garage Sale? However, if you would like to commiserate with me a bit while I vent about my biggest garage sale pet peeves….you will probably appreciate my little temper tantrum this evening. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I went garage sale’ing this morning. Normally, I love garage sales. I … Continue reading

Garage Sales: Where To Keep The Cash

Figuring out where to store the cash you make, and keep on hand, for your garage sale, can be a real challenge. Some of it, depends on where, and how you are having your sale. The rest depends on how many people are helping you out, the day of your sale. There are some easy ways to keep your money handy and safe, both at the same time. Assign a Cash Controller – In other words, be sure there is one person, who is exclusively assigned, control of the money. This person should know where it is located at ALL … Continue reading