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    Safe Pet Procedures


    You and your family may love Fido and Tiger, but not everyone is so fond of others' furry friends.  When garage sale weekend rolls around, it's time to take the pets to the backyard or inside the house, because proper yard sale etiquette means pets are out of sight. "But my (dog/cat/rabbit/hams...
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    Garage Sale Attractions


    In addition to the best prices on trash and treasure alike, many garage sales boast some sort of the "attraction" -- an extra side show to keep you entertained while you shop, or a booth (besides lemonade, Rice Krispies Treats, or brownies) with some sort of homemade goodies.  If the idea of ad...
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    Yard Sale Sign Making Tips


    Stop!  Before you go out to buy sign supplies, go plot out your routes.  These are the ways that shoppers will drive (or walk) to your garage sale.  Unless your home is very isolated, there are likely at least three or four possible main routes that you should place signs on. Unsure ...
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    Where to Park at a Garage Sale


    Driving your car to garage sales provides a lot of comforts and conveniences that walking does not: air conditioning, music, a way to carry bigger or multiple items without resorting to dragging them, and a relatively cool place to store your food.  But there's one big hassle that can overshado...
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    How to Barter as a Garage Sale Host


    Knowing how to barter effectively is a valuable skill no matter what you do -- in the workplace, in a foreign country, at a farmer's market, or even with your children.  It is especially valuable as someone holding a garage sale, as many of the shoppers will not just pay you the listed price an...
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    How to Sell Backpacks


    Backpacks can really pile up if you have a lot of kids with changing tastes.  Luckily, there are inexpensive kids’ backpacks manufactured now for those periods in a youngster's life when they want something different every new school year.  This article will help you prepare and sell...
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    What Not to Buy At Garage Sales


    Garage sales sell just about anything you can imagine, but that doesn't mean you'd want to buy everything you can imagine.  Approach garage sales with the same mentality as you would a second-hand store; if you wouldn't purchase it at your local Salvation Army shop, you probably shouldn't buy i...
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    Mistakes You Can Recover From


    There are very few mistakes in life that you can't recover from.  This is no less true in the garage sale world, where you can come back from even a seemingly horrendous blunder with your dignity intact.  Here are some examples of mistakes you might make as a garage sale hosts, and suggest...
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    Shopping Garage Sales for Gifts


    You know how hectic the Christmas season is, even if you're just making a trip to the grocery store.  What if you could save time and stress by purchasing all of your gifts ahead of time?  Yeah, yeah, you're thinking, that's called eBay and Amazon.com.  But actually, you could do it f...
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    Practicing Garage Sale Shopper Safety


    As a garage sale browser, you actually have a lot of safety issues you can run into.  It's not enough to make you panic or be obsessing over what to do in a given situation, but it's a good idea to be prepared.  Here are some potential situations you may face and some tips for how to handl...






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