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    Barbecuing at Your Garage Sale


    Hot dogs go with the American summertime like nothing else (besides garage sales, of course), so why not incorporate these two great things and hold a barbecue at your garage sale?  It's a great way to make money on a refreshment that will actually leave people satisfied -- meaning they'll be m...
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    Trusting Your Customers


    As a garage sale host, you are going to come in contact with a lot of people over the course of your day.  You're going to see them walk away with your things, and you're going to take their money.  You're going to have to deal with grumpy people, peppy people, and everyone in between -- a...
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    Offering Technical Support


    Garage sale hosts don't usually offer return policies for a reason: it opens up way too many scam opportunities.  But not only that, it also allows customers to bother the host if they don't know how to use the item or are searching for technological help.  If you decide it's a good idea a...
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    Designating Parking Spots for Customers


    There are still people who walk to shop at garage sales, especially when they live right nearby, but most these days drive their cars -- to have a way to transport what they buy, to stay out of the heat of the garage saling summer, and to avoid having to strain themselves too much.  Unfortunate...
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    Offering Photo Sale


    Got some skills in photography?  Have a nice camera gathering dust on your office desk?  Maybe it's time to bust it out and practice your technique, make a little money, and build a nice portfolio all at the same time.  And yep, you guessed it -- all on garage sale weekend!  In t...
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    Your Garage Sale Day as a Host


     Never hosted a garage sale before?  If so, you might not know what to expect as you prepare your things to sell to strangers!  This blog is full of articles walking you through how to prepare for a sale, and what to do with stuff afterwards, but many of the pieces assume that you've ...
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    Chilly Weather Garage Sales


    While most people close up garage sale shop by the time true fall weather rolls around, it is possible to still have a sale when it's cold outside.  Chilly weather garage sales don't even have to be miserable experiences, especially not for you, as the host.  If you're thinking of setting ...
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    Playing to Your Strengths


    When you're in the planning and set-up phases of hosting a garage sale, don't forget one very important thing: your garage sale is yours.  You get to decide how things go, at least as far as the variables you can control are concerned.  And if you have certain strengths or weaknesses, you ...
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    Take a Break From Your Garage Sale


    Much like a siesta, a garage sale lunch break is a pause in the busy day to refresh yourself and recuperate for the rest of the sale.  If you're thinking about temporarily shutting down your sale, or if this is a new idea to you, consider it carefully and make the right preparations before you ...
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    Offering Coffee to Shoppers


    Coffee is the lifeblood of working Americans, and even on the weekend, it's a great way to wake up and get a boost of energy.  Garage sale shoppers still sleepy after being dragged from their beds on a weekend can very much appreciate a cup of coffee at the first sale they stop by.  As a h...






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