• Garage Sale Hosting Tips

    Dealing With IOUs


    Nowadays, everyone pays with a credit card.  At garage sales, the typical method of payment is cash, a time-honored tradition in the recycling of junk.  However, there are still some stubborn souls out there who want to pay with a check.  How can you handle this as a garage sale host?...
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    Crock Potting During the Yard Sale


    After hosting a garage sale, you're beat -- not to mention starving.  Unless you've got a spouse or kid around who's a whiz at cooking, you may be forced to fend for yourself when it comes to the post-sale meal.  However, there is a great solution, one that will cost you just $20-$50 up fr...
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    Garage Sale Driveway Pre-Clean


    From the way you sort your items to the tidiness of the clothes you're wearing, presentation can be everything when it comes to a garage sale.  That's why it's vital for you to clean up the garage, yard, and/or driveway you'll be using for your sale.  Think it's okay to leave piles of dead...
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    Readying Your Yard


    Just because you have a yard doesn't mean you're ready for a yard sale.  Especially if your area experienced a messy rainy season, your yard is probably not ready to have hundreds of people walk all over it without any preparation. Clean up any toys and manmade objects before you do anything e...
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    Popsicle Stick Crafts


    It's a craft supply you'll have around your house at no extra charge if you buy popsicles -- the popsicle stick!  These versatile pieces of wood are wonderful additions to any craft, because they're already sanded for safe use in little hands.  You can also buy popsicle sticks in large pac...
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    Post Sale Celebrations


    Whew!  It's time to take a deep breath and let yourself relax a bit.  Everything that was going to sell has been sold, and you've hauled everything else to the charities and the dump.  Now you can finally breathe again, because garage sale weekend has come and gone.  Is it time t...
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    Productivity While Hosting a Garage Sale


    When you're hosting a garage sale, you might find there is often a lull in business -- during extra hot hours of the day, or at lunch time, when the shoppers are hiding out to beat the heat or grab a bite to eat.  During these times, you can't exactly walk away from the sales table and all your...
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    Being a Good Garage Sale Host


    Do you have what it takes to be a good garage sale host?  Here's a quick overview of some basic principles you should follow: Put on a smile for every customer.  Don't just plop into a chair at the sales table and look up with a grunt when someone approaches.  You need to sell your it...
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    Protecting Your Money


    The wind, a stranger's kid, a devious visitor, a crow, and your own youngsters.  What do these things have in common?  They may all have it in for your garage sale profits.  You can keep your money safe using a variety of methods, and it's up to you to find which works best for you an...
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    Show Prompts


    Tips and Advice It's completely free to use GarageSaleCow.com, which is great because newspaper ads can cost more than $20 these days, and we reach a group of people who are specifically interested in knowing where your sale is. If you hear there's rain coming the weekend of your sale and you decid...






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