This Saturday is a very special day in my life. No, it’s not my birthday or my anniversary, it’s National Garage Sale Day! For myself and any other Garage Sale Millionaires out there, this could be the most important day of the year. If you’ve never been to a garage sale or at least thrown your own, you should seriously consider visiting one this weekend. You might not have enough time to put your own together, but you could always plan something for next weekend! Once you learn the proper steps to take, it’s surprisingly easy to put together a great garage sale. All you need is to clean out your house and sell the items you no longer need. You’ll want to put up 15 to 20 big signs, recruit some friends to contribute items and lend a hand, and have the kids throw a lemonade stand in front yard. Then all that’s left is to sit back, have some fun, and let the money roll in.
If visiting garage sales is what you prefer to do, this weekend is a must. I guarantee there will be an uptick in the amount of sales you see for several reasons: not only do people tend to take a lot of time off work in August, but they start to clean out their summer items to make room for bulkier fall and winter supplies. Odds are they will come across a lot of items they don’t really need to bother packing up.
So go ahead and make a map of the sales in your area using TagSellIt’s Apps, then head to bed early tonight – you’re going to want to get up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to get an early start. Most of the good stuff will go quickly, but there will be plenty of bargains to be had at the end of the day, so bring some snacks! Bring the whole family or a group of friends and make sure you have some fun.
As you’re shopping around, remember once of my favorite tips: If you don’t see the item or type of item you’re looking for, ask! You never know what they might have hidden away. I’ve found some of my best items by asking about items that weren’t there!