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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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    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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    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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    Should You Open Your Wireless Network?


    Everyone loves free internet these days.  Airports offer it, coffee shops offer it, even some entire parks or cities offer it.  If you have wireless internet of your own, why not use it as a lure for those garage salers with wireless devices?  Opening up your secure network, however, ...
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    Preparing Yourself for Your Sale


    The tags are stuck, the signs are hung, you advertised on GarageSaleCow, the balloons are inflated and tied to your mailbox -- everything is set to go for this beautiful yard sale weekend.  Or is it?  There's one more thing you need to prepare before you head out into the day: yourself! St...
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    Choosing What Kinds of Refreshments to Sell


    You've decided to sell refreshments at your garage sale, eh?  If so, you probably have something in mind.  If not, read on to find out tips on brainstorming up the perfect drink or snack to offer to your shoppers. It's important to choose something cheap.  In order for the refreshmen...
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    Dealing With the Weather


    When holding a garage sale, you have a lot to worry about: pricing, organization, setting up, sitting still, rowdy children, rowdy parents, and a whole host of other crazy and unexpected circumstances.  One thing you may have to contend with is the weather.  Even if you've chosen what's su...






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