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    Sell a Comforter


    You're finally ready to get rid of your old comforter and replace it with a new one that better fits your bedroom scheme.  With the garage sale coming up, it's the perfect opportunity to pawn it off for a little cash.  Here are some tips for properly packaging and selling a comforter at yo...
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    What to Include in Your Ad


    Writing an effective garage sale ad requires some serious thought.  You can't just call the newspaper company (or open up craigslist or GarageSaleCow.com) and think you can stammer off a few lines and call it good.  No, you have to prepare!  If you're trying to figure out what to incl...
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    Social Networking Bio


    Facebook (this is assuming you've made a fan page, and made it in the company category) Sidebar: Consumer consumption is too high.  Community connections are too low.  We at GarageSaleCow.com propose one solution for both problems: garage sales.  With tons of free resources available...
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    Sale Wall Decorations


    Decorating the walls of your house is fun.  Having that big, blank white (or colored) canvas stretch in front of you is an artist's dream.  Problem is, most conventional wall decorating options are incredibly expensive, ranging from traditional wallpaper to removable wall decals, and when ...
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    Ways to Tidy Your Lawn


    Making your lawn presentable for your shoppers -- who are essentially guests on your property -- is important, because your "store front" is going to help sell your items as much as the presentation of the items themselves. How do you normally keep your yard looking awesome? There are probably some ...
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    Learning to Price Vaguely


    If all of your items are sorted and you're getting ready to start putting prices on your secondhand merchandise, you may want to consider not placing exact prices on some or even all of what you plan to sell. Instead of placing a sticker that says "$1" on that shirt, why not put "around $1" or some ...
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    Selling Your Artwork at Your Garage Sale


    For an artist, getting exposure for your work can be the toughest part about making any money off what you love to do. Selling your artwork at your garage sale isn't going to be a "fast cash now" scheme by any means, but it will put your name and your style out there for people to peruse. Although m...
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    Detaching Yourself From Your Items


    Some people are naturally anti-pack rats, doing spring cleaning four times a year and minimizing what they have around the home. However, this isn't true of everyone; for some people, objects are more symbolic, especially if they have any sort of good memory associated with them. Therefore, it can b...
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    Local Sale Regulations


    It seems strange that anyone would take offense at a garage sale, doesn't it?  But many local governments, town ordinances, and neighborhood policies forbid or restrict yard sales for a variety of reasons.  If you're planning on holding a sale in the near future, it would behoove you to ta...






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