Thursday Thrifty Throwdown: Fun on A Budget Challenge #4
I'm always looking for ways to find some extra cash - whether by saving or cutting back or getting a great deal - I love the thrill of that extra $20 or $40 I can use for something else (or stick in the family piggy bank). One great way to find some extra moolah is to hold a garage sale. We all have stuff we don't use in the attic or piling up in the basement. For Fun on a Budget Challenge #4, we have some great hints on how to hold your garage sale to get the most money for your summer fun (or savings).
-- Team up. The best garage sales have a lot to offer shoppers coming by. Call your neighbors, your friends, your sister-in-law. Gather everyone's best stuff - mark each one with a certain tag color so when checking out, you know whose stuff was sold.
-- Organize. Start a few weeks in advance, gather the items, get them into categories, makes signs for each table. People will stop for sales that look orderly and together versus piles of random junk. Also, don't forget about rules of the sale as well as one central area where people pay for everything.
-- Get help. Have enough help for the day of the garage sale. Enlist Grandma to watch the kids, so both you and your husband can be there. Call other friends and offer to feed them lunch if they pitch in.
-- Pick a good day. Sure, you can't control the weather, but check around to make sure there isn't other huge conflicts going on, like town, school or church events.
-- Know what happens after. Arrange for pickup of the items from a charity or have your buddy with the big minivan come by to help you transport what doesn't sell to your church or local shelter.
Share your best tips to hold a fabulous garage sale!