My favorite things to buy at garage sales

I love garage sale season!...more

The 7 Levels of Yard Sale Hell

You know all those blog posts about how to have an amazing...more
sunburntsaver Now I know! Goodwill for me, too!more

How To Have a Great Yard Sale

My sister and I have an almost annual yard sale. It always begins with us wanting to do it but wondering if we have enough stuff, and ends with us hauling vanloads away after the sale, even when we sold a lot. There seems to be no end to the amount of stuff we own that we don’t need or really want. I’ve been helping to run yard sales since I was at least 12 years old, and I’ve picked up an idea or two along the way. Here are my tips for a great yard sale: 1....more

In Crisis: The Yard Sale

My boyfriend Jake and I have are having a yard sale today from 9:00 to 3:00. It just turned 9:01. I am in distress.It’s my splendiferous collection of jeans, displayed lovingly on a large piece of cardboard, that’s paining me. I’ve spent the past two days trying to determine which of my many pairs I could bear to relinquish. My guiding principle was, ”If you’ll probably never fit into them again, they have to go.”...more

Funny Money!

I really, really don’t enjoy having yard sales, especially when it’s hot, I hate the heat! I feel like it’s a waste of a day and I can’t watch my girls, they comes in and out and make a big mess inside. You have to run to the restroom and out again and run in for a second to grab a piece of bread to ease your hunger. I hate bringing the stuff out and putting it back away while dying of heat exhaustion as you do. Eveyone also tries to low ball you and haggle you over the prices. You say a dollar, they say fifty cents and it becomes somewhat annoying after a while....more

20 tips for yard sale success

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore A yard sale is a great way to get rid of things you don’t need anymore, and make sure your old possessions fall into the hands of those who can reuse and better appreciate them....more

My Yard Sale

I have been sitting in my front yard for the past 2 hours, and I've made a total of $10. I hope it gets better as the day goes on, but there's not much left to sell since we've been doing a lot of yard sales lately. Check it out. ...more


New house, no linen closet.  What kind of house does not have a linen closet???  And this house was supposedly the builder's display home.  I am not going to comment on the gender of the one who designed it.  Choices = carving hole in the wall or buying closet.  The latter is decided upon.  Driving by garage sale we see large closet.  That'll do.  Closer inspection shows its unstable, wonky, something really wrong here.  Seller only wants $20.  No need to haggle, buying the wood new would cost more than that.  We buy it.  What...more

You Are Not Worthy of my Gravy Boat

This weekend's yard sale? Absolutely, the last time I will put my life out onto the lawn and beg people to find it interesting enough to make me an offer on. I mean, really, that's what's going on here.  And when nobody makes any offers on the bits of pieces of your very being that are lying in the grass like so much flotsam and jetsam (is it really like flotsam and jetsam?...more

Fall Tag Sale

by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore ...more