ThriftyFun News August 21, 2004 - Garage Sales!

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Garage Sales

Volume Six, Number 32, August 21, 2004


This weeks issue is about garage sales, which seems like an appropriate topic to follow last week's Clutter Control issue. After all, garage sales are both a great way to eliminate clutter and a great way to create it. As always, we are interested to hear your garage sales tips so we have created a couple garage sale Brainstorms as well.


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This newsletter contains:

  • Garage Sale Survival Tips
  • Free Garage Sale Sign Templates
  • Gearing Up for Garage Sales
  • Stop! Don't Pass Up That Yard Sale!
  • Brainstorm! Selling at Garage Sales
  • Brainstorm! Shopping at Garage Sales
  • Tips Gathered from My Recent Yard Sale
  • Yard Sale Queen
  • Garage Sale Success: Tips for Having a Worry-free and Profitable Sale
  • Buying Used Goods
  • Bargain Season - Garage Sale Tips
  • Treasures or Trash? Selecting Toys at Garage Sales

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Garage Sales

Garage Sale Survival Tips
By Deborah Shelton

Garage sale time! Don't let those boxes stacked in the corner Overwhelm you. Garage sales don't have to be a hassle. Before you Decide to display your wares in the driveway however, ask yourself Why you're having the sale. Do you just want to get rid of the Clutter? If so, donating to the Salvation Army or a local church Is probably best.


If your goal is to make some extra cash while Finally getting a chance to meet the neighbors that you've lived Next door to for five years, then maybe a garage sale is your best Bet. Here are 10 simple ways to make your garage sale a hassle- Free success.

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Free Garage Sale Sign Templates

Signs are very important when throwing a garage sale. Make sure you signs have large and clear arrows so that they can be seen easily by drivers. And also make sure the date of the sale is visible. People often get discouraged looking for garage sales because there are so many old signs up from previous weeks. If it is clear to people that your signs are current they will be more likely to follow them. Please take your signs down when you are done : )


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Gearing Up for Garage Sales
By Fisher Swanson and Susan Sanders-Kinzel

Thinking about going to or having a garage sale? Here's step by step instructions for buying or selling.

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Stop! Don't Pass Up That Yard Sale!
By Cyndi Roberts

In some areas they are called garage sales, or rummage sales. Sometimes they are called yard sales. In Britain, they have what they call "car-boot" sales.

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Selling at Garage Sales

Tips from our readers for throwing a garage sale. Post your ideas!

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Shopping at Garage Sales

Tips from our readers about shopping at garage sales. Post your ideas!

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Tips Gathered from My Recent Yard Sale

I just had a yard sale this past weekend and tried several new things that I thought may be helpful to others looking for yard sale ideas.

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Yard Sale Queen

Tips for buying and selling at garage sales. Here's a snipet from their about page: "Hi my name is a Chris and I am a yardsale addict. I even dream about them. On Saturday mornings I wake up early without an alarm clock. I gave birth to my son one day after having a yardsale. After his birth (emergency c-section), I only missed one weekend of yardsales before I was back at 'em."

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Garage Sale Success: Tips for Having a Worry-free and Profitable Sale
By Kim Danger

If you're like most Americans, you have lots of stuff. We are a country of consumers. We buy, buy, buy, and most of it ends up in boxes in our closets and basements. Unfortunately, we don't clear out our house as much as we clutter it up. To avoid the pack-rat syndrome, consider having a garage sale. A garage sale is a great way to get rid of unwanted junk, plus make some money. Here are some tips to help make your sale a success:


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Buying Used Goods

"This guide is for the elderly and not-so-elderly who may find it profitable and personally gratifying to shop and buy used goods. It is also written for persons who are searching for ways to beat the high cost of living and the anxieties of buying expensive new goods. Included are a set of precautions for those who are inexperienced or hesitant about buying used goods."

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Bargain Season - Garage Sale Tips

"The signs of the season are here: "Yard Sale, Garage Sale, Moving Sale, Estate Sale." It's time to clear out the old and the unwanted and, for some of us, a time to find new treasures. Television programs that show people picking up pots or paintings for a few dollars and selling them for hundreds or thousands can bring out the spirit of adventure in a lot of us. Especially for these folks, the weekend treasure hunt season is on!"

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Treasures or Trash? Selecting Toys at Garage Sales

Tulips, lawn mowers, and garage sales all signal the arrival of spring. Yard sales can be great places to select toys for your preschooler. Here are some pointers to make certain the toys you buy are "treasures" instead of "trash."

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