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

Storing Staples: Flour

Buying in bulk and stocking up during sales is a great way to be frugal. But, if those items spoil or otherwise go to waste, you will wind up losing money instead of saving it. Proper storage is essential when you are talking about staple items. Staple items include things such as flour, bread, milk, eggs, butter and anything basic that you usually have to have on hand. A great additional advantage to storing staples is that you will always be prepared in case of emergencies. For the first bunch of tips for storing staples, let’s start with flour. Here … Continue reading

Frugal Living Week In Review for April 16th to April 22nd

Frugal Living has become such second nature to me, that sometimes I forget to share ideas that I use everyday. I am trying to make a more conscious effort, to pass these along to others, so they can save money too. This past week was filled with excellent articles by three bloggers, all whom I consider quite obviously well-versed, on the art of Frugal Living. There are always a never ending supply of terrific ideas, tips, resources and advice for living a more frugal lifestyle. If you haven’t checked it out late, be sure and visit the Frugal Blog! Monday … 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

What Not To Sell at a Garage Sale Part Two

“One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure”, does not always hold true, when preparing for a garage sale. It is important to keep in mind, safety and damage and what it can mean for others. Here are several more items that need to meet safety standards to be sold. Walkers Enough said. Just don’t sell them. They are against the law. Period. If they have wheels, they are a huge safety risk and should be destroyed. Children have wheeled themselves right down stairs, amongst other things. If it is a stationary “walker” like an excersaucer, sell away! Those are great … Continue reading

What Not To Sell at a Garage Sale Part One

While the old saying “One man’s trash, is another man’s treasure”, is certainly true for a garage sale, there are some items that should not be sold at garage sales. Mostly these items can cause safety hazards and have to meet safety requirements under the Hazardous Products Act. Please be sure and read this before having your next garage sale. It would be awful if someone got injured by something you sold that was unsafe. Not everyone knows of these laws and many people are uneducated, so it is important for you to educate yourself to protect those that don’t … Continue reading

Garage Sales: Frugal Ways to Clean Up Your Stuff

Cleaning up items for a garage sale is extremely important. Offering clean clothing, toys and furniture is the key to making the most money possible at your sale. I cannot tell you the countless times, that I have been to a garage sale, and seen dirty items that looked like they had literally been stored in a garage or basement (and probably had) without so much as a regards to the quality of the item. Those are the garage sales that I typically leave after only a minute or so of browsing. When I go to a garage sale, and … Continue reading