• Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    Spotting the Duds


    Some items are just too good to be true.  Electronics in particular fall into this category far too often, and it's angering and saddening to get home and find out that you paid $5 for something that doesn't even turn on.  Before you go buy up all those old game systems in the hopes of mak...
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    Bucket List for a Scavenger Hunt


    Love garage saling, but don't really have a shopping list?  If you're just looking to get out and about and hit the yard sales in your neighborhood, you can have fun following this scavenger hunt list to see if you can spot all of the items named.  Challenge a garage saling friend or two -...
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    Snagging the Best Items Early


    Hosts don't generally appreciate early birds, but they do love to sell their big-ticket items!  Snagging the best items early from a garage sale can be a tricky business, but with the right combination of charm, tact, and cleverness, you may be able to take a look at the good stuff before anyon...
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    Must Buy Books


    Some classic literature is just too important to our culture not to read.  Many of these books have sold so many copies that they show up at garage sales time and again, at a price much lower than any new bookstore or online product (you have to factor in shipping, of course).  This is the...
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    Ingredients for Shopping Success


    A successful garage sale shopper must be a lot like a warrior or an athlete: besides courage and skill, he or she must also exhibit other qualities unique to the sport.  (Yes, garage sale shopping is a sport!)  What are the ingredients for shopping success, you ask?  The following is ...
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    Garage Sale Resources for the Budding Chef


    Learning to cook is a daunting enough process -- then throw in the fact that most kitchen equipment is rather expensive, and you may be turned off by the idea completely! However, if you are brand new to the kitchen and looking to self-teach your way to culinary delights, you may want to consider mi...
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    Reasons Not to Garage Sale This Weekend


    Although we're obviously all about garage sales, and think they're the most wonderful way you could buy things secondhand, there are times when it's better you don't pack up your spare change, restless children, and map of the neighborhood and head out for garage sales. Some of these may seem just t...
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    Maintaining Your Shopping Identity


    You step outside your house, water bottle and sack lunch in tow, ready to take on your neighborhood on garage saling weekend. Because you're essentially browsing museums of other people who are very different from you, it can be overwhelming to walk up to a sale and peruse through the items for sale...
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    A Fun Weekend Plan


    Looking for a fun weekend plan for you and someone you love -- a friend, a child, a sibling, or a significant other? (Or a way to get away from it all on your own?) Look no further than this article! You can modify the plan to your preferences, but these are some basic ideas you can incorporate into...
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    Successful Shopping With Kids


    Hauling the children along on a garage sale excursion can either be a blessing or a chore.  It's a chance to spend some focused time with them, at least during the trips between sales, but once you arrive it can quickly turn into a nightmare -- especially if they have any rowdy tendencies. ...






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