How To Stop Wasting Valuable Time At Garage Sales : The Saturday Weekend Review #219

UNDERSTAND THE BUY AND SELL WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY WHEN SHOPPING FOR DEALS.   Please don’t state the obvious especially if you don’t fancy garage sales because I can already hear responses echoing in my head- “Don’t Go”, “Stay Home” or take a little walk and the urge will go away. I’m afraid you can’t take the frugal out of us especially when we can save big buying used to compensate what we can’t save money on. Having a toddler in tow makes second-hand shopping far more interesting because there will always be something needed. Each year after a season of garage sales which start slowly in the Spring I seem to learn something new about what I like and don’t like about them. Then what do I do? I come and blog about my findings to all of you so you learn from mistakes or like I say, “Money projects”. My money projects are about research, doing things differently, being the bad customer, the good customer etc. In fact I’m probably the buyer I describe as “avoid at all costs” but without personal experience it’s hard to say I know how something is when I haven’t lived it. You can’t […]

20 Garage Sale Tools You’ll Need To Attract Buyers

SELLING YOUR STUFF IS COMPARABLE TO RUNNING A BUSINESS- EITHER YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY OR YOU DON’T.   Local garage sales for 2017 are slowly popping up as Spring has finally arrived but you’ll find the end of May into June, July and August the biggest garage sale months of the year. Typically garage sales kick-off on the Victoria Day long weekend at the end of May when most people poke their heads out from inside closed doors. It’s as if it’s safe to come outside. For those eager sale seekers there are people who host a garage sale as soon as the birds start chirping at the end of March. Spring cleaning is in full-swing with windows opened to let the fresh air circulate through the musty wintered house. This is also the time homeowners and renters realize they have far too much stuff. Mrs. CBB and I decided that this summer we were going to hold our first CBB garage sale and get rid of stuff once and for all. I’m a firm believer that any time I’m out to make/save money that I treat whatever I’m doing like it’s a business. A garage sale is a […]

5 Garage Sale Staging Secrets To Help Sell Your Stuff Fast : The Saturday Weekend Review #168

PURGING STUFF FROM YOUR HOME IS ONLY PART OF THE PROCESS   Garage sale staging may not be a secret to seasoned sellers with years of experience under their belts but for the newbies these tips will help you rid of unwanted household weight fast. Many garage sale success tips that you will find online will explain to you how to use garage sale signs, how to price garage sale items, what you can and cannot sell but the one critical point that is missing is how to set up the garage sale so it’s an ideal selling ground. Heck, I’ve covered just about every one  of those topics over the years on the blog. Some of the best garage sale finds come from garage sales where the homeowner has taken the time to organize what they are selling by means of garage sale staging. This might sound odd to you but think about this for a second…when you sell your house or your car you want to make sure it is in pristine condition and is ready to sell. The same ideals can be applied to a garage sale. The S-Factor  One of the easiest parts of garage sale […]