I’m excited to announce the release of the revised edition of my book The Garage Sale Millionaire! With garage sale season in full force, now is the perfect time to pick up a copy and read up on the best strategies for becoming a savvy buyer and seller. My book is full of tips on making money from garage sales to storage unit auctions and everything in between.
As a special sneak peek, here’s an excerpt:
“Having a garage sale is a great opportunity for you to go room to room, closet to closet and drawer to drawer throughout your home to identify all the items for which you have no need or use any longer. This includes unwanted gifts…things you may never have liked or needed at all. Have you used, worn or even looked at something you ahve tucked away, collecting dust in the past year? If not, then you more than likely need to get rid of it. You can choose to sell it, give it to charity or just throw it out if it isn’t in good condition. Why have something lying around if you do not use that item?
I truly believe if you can find all the stuff in your house that you don’t use, you can make very good money from it. If, for some reason, you sell something and decide you need it again, go to the store and buy it new again. Or go to another garage sale and buy it!
I usually begin preparing for my garage sales about a month before the actual date of the sale so I can be thorough in my preparations. I want to make sure I’ve gone through my house from top to bottom so I don’t overlook something of value I can sell. The worst thing that can happen is that you discover things that you could have sold after your garage sale is history. After I’ve exhausted the search throughout my own home for salable items, I move on to my office and look for even more items to sell.
Parents, family members, neighbors and friends are fantastic sources for finding more valuable items to sell at any garage sale. Over time, miscellaneous items always seem to get stuck in people’s basements and as a result, all those long-forgotten items just end up gathering dust and cobwebs. Always ask people you know if there’s anything of theirs you can put in your garage sale. You can always arrange to split the money you make on their items with them. It really is a win-win situation for all involved. They give you their old stuff; you do all the work. They make a percentage on the sales! Many times family and friends want to help you out and will even work at your garage sale because these types of events are so much fun.”
As a special bonus, for the first ten people that buy my book on Amazon and leave a review, I will send them a free, signed copy of my pocket tip book! So good luck, and happy hunting!