100 Days of Christmas Savings: Day 8, Have a Garage Sale

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100daysgarage-saleMost areas still have garage sales up until temperatures drop and snow starts falling. Take advantage of last minute bargain hunters, who are dying to find a few more good buys before garage sale season ends. To make the most of this tip, talk to your neighbors and people who live on nearby streets. Getting a neighborhood garage sale going is a great way to bring in customers.

Running a garage sale works best if you have lots of items in a few specific categories. For instance: men’s clothing, women’s clothing, kids’ clothing, baby items, kitchen items, books, etc.

When you list your garage sale on Craiglist, people will find it by searching for these keywords. Advertise your sale on Craigslist a few days before it starts, and give a good overview of what you have for sale. Another great place to list your sale is Garage Sales By Map.

You can also get spontaneous shoppers by posting signs around your neighborhood, pointing people to your sale. Don’t worry about getting top dollar for each item—you want to sell everything, even if you’re slightly underpricing items! In the last few hours of your sale, offer a grab bag sale–$5 for everything you can fit in a grocery bag.

Do some decluttering and get a bunch of extra money for Christmas!

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  1. Christina says

    I’ve done this the past two years with my sister. Last year we did amazing, all our our spending money for our Christmas trip came from our yard sale, it was great! Way too much going on to get it organized this year though :(

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