What can you do to call attention to your garage sale? Here are some unique things that you can do on-site at your yard sale to stand out from all the other yard sales in the area!
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One of the best things you can do at your yard sale is to give away some items for free. And don’t be shy about making a big deal of it! I always offer free stuff at each of my garage sales. Here are some of the items I give away for free at yard sales…
Here are some ways you can go the extra mile to make your yard sale different from everyone else’s. Plus, these things will probably boost your sales too. Yard sale shoppers appreciate these special touches…
Here are my favorite things to do before and during a yard sale that will inevitably boost your sales. The trick?… Get a little creative and think outside of the box!
What to men typically buy at garage sales? What unusual bargains are women looking for? What about teens? Here are some yard sale trends that I’ve noticed. Perhaps you can use this information to your advantage at your next yard sale.
Here are some great tips for how to price yard sale items — both ahead of time, and on-site during your garage sale. Plus, how you can find the true value for any item, so you know how much to ask for your yard sale items.
When it comes to having a successful yard sale, you should always have a rain plan. Otherwise, if it rains, you’ve gone to a lot of work for nothing! So be sure to check the weather forecast. However, overcast days are often more successful than sunny, hot days!
In addition to neighborhood and directional signs which tell people how to FIND your yard sale, you’ll also want to hang a number of signs on-site at the yard sale itself. This will make it easier for people to find the prices AND locate similar items by ‘theme’. Here are some tips for making both types of yard sale signs — neighborhood & road signs, and price & description signs.
Here are the best ways to get the word out about your yard sale including: where to place yard sale advertisements and what to say in garage sale advertisements.
When it comes to neighborhood yard sales, I’ve always wondered if it’s better to take advantage of all the free advertising they do for you, or if you should take the time to write your own ads, hang your own signs, and pick your own date. Here’s what I’ve concluded….
I generally take about 2 months to leisurely put together everything I want to sell in my next yard sale. During this time, I’m also doing a bit of spring cleaning while purging all items we no longer wear or use. I tend to group items together by ‘theme’ and I start pricing items and printing out my signs at this point too. Here are some beginner tips for having a garage sale…
Want to see some more examples regarding the ‘magic’ of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?… Here are a few more ways that I’ve used Magic Erasers in our home and how I continue to be amazed by these low-tech gadgets.
See how you can get 2 free tree seedlings, plus some highlights from my personal experience of replanting trees. We live in Tennessee, and the trees I mention here are: Japanese Red Maple tree, Oriental Totem Pole, and Pecan Trees. Great pictures and tips here…
Last year, nearly 800,000 people signed up to participate in HGTV’s annual ‘Get Organized’ challenge. Today kicks off a whole new year of tips & tricks to get organized once and for all!
By adding two or more Essential Oils together, you increase their effect considerably. For example, if Lavender and Chamomile are both good for anti-inflammatory purposes, then by combining them, their effect will be even greater together as an anti-inflammatory than either of them used alone. Here’s what I’ve learned about combining — blending — Essential Oils… specifically, how many drops should be used for various purposes.
Next on my list of ‘subdivision pet peeves’ is this: People don’t use their garages for parking cars in anymore! Why? See why here…
We’ve used a Little Giant ladder. This is our review of the Little Giant ladder.
Check out this cool system of hanging photographs using wire, pulled taut across a span, from floor to ceiling, with small hardware holding the photos in place.
Here are the most unusual and yet practical gifts and household items that I spotted on HGTV after watching ‘I Want That’. Maybe you’ll find something FUN… or just get ideas…
Ever wonder what those black lines are along the edges of your carpet — at the baseboards and under doorways? The black stuff that looks like soot is called ‘filtration soil’. Filtration Soiling comes from dirty air ducts — among other things. Here’s what to do about it.
In my opinion, blue painter’s tape is utterly INDESPENSIBLE around the house! It’s great because painter’s tape sticks to the surface, but leaves no sticky residue when it is removed. Alright, here we go… 10 unique uses for blue painter’s tape!
Essential oil diffusers are an excellent way to freshen the air in a room while creating a welcoming atmosphere — without the use of any artificial chemicals. Here are a wide variety of diffusers for use in Aromatherapy…
Ever wonder exactly how many drops of Essential Oil you should use? Here are some of the best (and most popular) ways to enjoy the benefits of Aromatherapy — from basic inhalation methods and vapor mists to personal ointments and air fresheners.
This one’s a LITTLE far-fetched… but I can visualize a fairly unique personal memento in the end… Cut up your favorite clothing and make miniatures of the garments. Then, frame them or hang them on the wall for lasting mementos!
Got t-shirts? We all do… Some — like those from concerts & sporting events — have never even been worn at all. They’re simply stored away as mementos or souvenirs. Now there’s a company that will turn all of your precious old t-shirts into a one-of-a-kind custom quilt or duvet cover!