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    Table Substitutes


    As you carry the last few boxes out of your house and set them down in the driveway, you survey your table space.  Oh no!  You've only got one corner of the office desk left.  Running out of usable table space is a common garage sale problem, especially if you've ruled out the use of ...
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    Selling Items For Your Neighbors


    Have you ever gone through your stuff and realized you only have a few things to get rid of?  It's not enough to hold an entire garage sale, and it's not enough to go to all the trouble of making other arrangements to dispose of it.  Perhaps your friends and neighbors have run into this sa...
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    Staying Cool While You Host


    It's 8 a.m., and you're already sweating from lugging tables and boxes out to your driveway.  Now the sun is coming up over your neighbor's house, and every tiny patch of shade is a welcome ally in your attempts to stay cool as customers begin to arrive.  By 10 a.m., it feels like midday, ...
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    How to Sell DVDs


    It's true that you can get a pretty penny for those DVDs you don't want anymore by selling them online.  However, due to the relatively fragile nature of a disc, you have to ensure that your product is properly packaged before you ship it off to the recipient, and unless you use PayPal shipping...
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    Methods of Pricing Your Items


    It's the day before garage sale weekend, and you've already sorted out all your items. Now it's time to start pricing and labeling!  There are many ways you can label, and most people have at least one of the following methods available to them.  If you're stumped, keep reading to find out...
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    Good Music Selections For Your Sale


    The quiet sounds of a summer day are a pleasant background atmosphere to a garage sale, but sometimes, the silence can be overwhelming.  If you have some sort of boom box or iPod and speakers handy, you might want to break out the music to give your clientele a little something to shop to. The...
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    Helping Kids Help You


    If you do not have any children in your household, you may want to move on; this article won't help you out.  But if you do, welcome!  Bringing kids into the garage saling world is fun and sometimes trying.  Here are some tips for helping your kids help you put on a garage sale. Let ...
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    Getting Along at a Community Sale


    Everyone is starting to gather in the designated spot, lugging boxes and bags of meticulously priced items with them.  Suddenly, cat-fights began to erupt as people vie for the prime table space and argue over items they want for themselves.  Sadly, a community garage sale can turn into th...
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    Using Social Media to Promote Your Sale


    These days, there are articles and even books chock full of tips on how to use your social media networks to promote your business -- big business, small business, home business.  Here's the good news: a garage sale is a business too!  And many of the tips that apply to advertising any oth...
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    Are Refreshments Worth It?


    It's the quintessential garage sale sight: two kids, bored and hot, one with her hand on a pitcher of icy lemonade, the other twiddling with a stack of Dixie cups.  Refreshments have earned a little extra money at yard sales for kids and their parents alike -- but are they actually worth it?&nb...






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