Spring Cleaning Can Bring Big Bucks

This is the season when garage sale signs pop up around the neighborhood. You know, the dreaded “clean house top-to-bottom” time of year. After the work is done though, it can be fun … if you have your ducks in a row.

David and I had many garage sales over the years. We didn’t make much money on the first sale because we didn’t have a clue. This is what we learned along the way:

  • Check the weather and major events
  • Not necessary to put ad in paper
  • Have sale outside if possible
  • Use same color posters w/large black print-garage sale and arrow
  • Place a poster at nearest highway – others along the way day before sale
  • Have your set-up neat and organized – it gets hectic otherwise
  • Know value of your stuff – price each item – buyers will leave if they have to wait
  • Most things will sell by early afternoon the first day
  •  Expect dealers when signs go up – will come to house – try to get stuff cheap so they can resell

I can’t stress the last one enough. Dealers will knock on your door the night before and expect to get your treasures for nothing … aaand will take all the best items.

How ‘bout you? Do you know tips that will help?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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