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Preparing for a Garage Sale

I have several boxes set up in the garage for our annual garage sale. They are labeled: toys, clothes, housewares, books, and misc. I keep a package of price stickers and a pen handy. Every time I come across something for the garage sale while cleaning, I put the items into the sale boxes and price it right then.

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When we are ready for the sale day I simply open the boxes and set things out for display. This has saved me time, energy, and allows me to get everything priced instead of waiting until the last minute. I also have a box for donations. When the garage sale is over, anything that did not sale, goes into the donation box.
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September 1, 2011

Usually Memorial Day and Labor Day are big yard sale days, but I have noticed it depends on your area. Let's be positive and say your area is big on yard sales these days. Labor Day is just around the corner.

An active yard sale in the front yard of a house.

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Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
May 25, 2011

Every yard sale host hopes for a perfectly sunny, prosperous day. Yet, many end their sales with unsold items and hours spent without meeting sales goals. There are a few strategies that will give sellers the results they expect.

A yard sale with lots of household goods for sale.

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Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
July 14, 2006

Whether it's called a yard sale, garage sale, or rummage sale, it's still the same thing - a plethora of good bargains up for grabs to the first customer.

Yard Sale Sign

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June 4, 2017

There are a number of creative ways to hang or layout clothes so that your prospective yard sale buyers can easily see them. This is a page about displaying clothes at yard sale.

Clothes hanging at Yard Sale

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July 29, 2018

If you live in an apartment or where the weather is too inclement for an outdoor sale, consider having an indoor yard sale. Just keep the sale items clearly marked and separate from personal property not included in the sale. This is a page about planning an indoor yard sale.

Trinkets on a table with price tags.

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August 17, 2011

This is a page about promoting your garage sale. Having a garage sale can be be a lot of work with little reward if very few people show up. Promoting your garage sale will help ensure you have a successful sale.

Garage Sale Sign in Front of House Having a Sale

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July 8, 2011

This is a page about throwing a neighborhood garage sale. Organizing a neighborhood garage sale can be a fun and lucrative event. There are many things to coordinate to have a successful sale.

Yard sale on the front lawn of a house.

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