A yard sale is a great way to bring in some extra money… fast! Plus, it’s a great way to get rid of items that you don’t want or can’t use anymore. You never know when your junk may be someone else’s treasure. Here are 20 awesome tips for hosting a successful yard sale
Storing & Organizing Things
Want to get organized? Need a place to put everything? Here, homeowners are sharing their best tips for keeping things organized when you're storing things inside closets, pantries, attics, basements, and garages. From bathroom & closet organizers to kitchen & pantry organization tips -- even clever ways to make your own storage organizers. We've got DIY storage and organization tips that you won't find anywhere else. And if you're going to have a garage sale to get rid of unused items... we have helpful tips for a successful yard sale as well!
Here are step-by-step instructions, plus videos, showing how to fold 20 different things! That’s where I found the video instructions for folding sheets like Martha Stewart… and the video instructions for folding fitted sheets better than Martha Stewart! Now it’s time to go give it a try…
Here’s how I organized my kitchen from top to bottom – inside and out! I made a plan, created a checklist, put everything in its place, organized the pantry and cabinets, fixed some broken things, and bought some fun kitchen organization tools.
If you are experiencing dry skin, cracked lips, itchy eyes, or you are getting shocked every time you walk across the carpet, then chances are you don’t have enough moisture in the air and you might benefit from a humidifier. If rooms in your home feel stuffy, you have rotting wood, or wet stains on the walls or ceilings, then you might benefit from a dehumidifier.
Jim and I have different tastes when it comes to something as silly as cheap plastic hangers! Who knew such a little thing could make such a big difference. Here’s why we each prefer a different type of cheap plastic hanger.
Never sold anything on eBay before? Have no fear… it’s easy to sell your first items in an eBay auction, thanks to these 2 great tools. Plus, lots of tips for selling on eBay from the pro’s — those who’ve made a lot of money doing it.
Here’s the most practical folding technique of them all… one that everyone can use on a daily basis: How to fold towels & keep them looking great during use in your bathroom!
I finally found a creative use for all those little yard post signs left behind by lawn care companies! Use them as yard sale signs to show prices for large items at a garage sale, or next to groups of similar items like books, tools, toys, etc.
Preparing for a yard sale is definitely a PROCESS! I’ve had a dozen or so garage sales in my lifetime, and each time I fine-tune the things I’ve done in the past and make mental notes of the things I want to do and not do at my next yard sale. Here’s what I’ve learned… all my best garage sale tips!
Here are some great ideas for what to do with all of the unsold items at your yard sale or garage sale. Briefly: donate, sell online, give away for free, save for next garage sale, keep and enjoy. Some options: eBay, Freecycle, Craigslist, Goodwill, Salvation Army, or friends & relatives.
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 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 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…
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…
Here are 5 great tips for organizing your walk-in closet! This is a project that everyone could benefit from… why not do it now???
Looking for a quick & easy way to stay organized? Then you’ve GOTTA try the PocketMod! It’s very low-tech, yet very practical and functional. (Fun too!)
Do you snoop inside medicine cabinets? Should you? Believe it or not, there may be a good reason to snoop inside your friend’s medicine cabinet these days! Here are some interesting facts about this and other odd bathroom behavior, plus some funny bathroom pranks!
It bugs me when some many ‘working’ items are simply kicked to the curb on trash pick up day, rather than donated to places like Goodwill or the Salvation Army… or better yet, passed on to your own neighbors, friends, and relatives.
These screw-on lids fit on most any bottle (lotion, ketchup, shampoo, etc.) making it possible to store the bottle upside down and dispense the product a little at a time from the flip-up lid. It’s great for products that don’t come in an upside down bottle yet.
Tips and instructions for learning how to fold ANYTHING… from folding towels and napkins to sheets, shirts, sweaters, and pants!