I learned a random fact while learning how to yard sale.  The 127 Sale {the World’s longest yard sale} started in 1987 to stimulate the local economy and get visitors off the big highways and onto the historic route.  {{Genius!}}

Personally I love to yard sale as I’ve created many treasures out of other peoples trash.  {{evil laugh}}  If you’re doing some de-cluttering and wondering what to do with all your unused goodies, here are several great resources on how to yard sale.

Pricing Yard Sale

Suite 101 has some sound advice on pricing yard sale items:

The first consideration when pricing items for a garage sale is their value.  In general, the prices should be lower than that found on similar thrift store items. For example, a t-shirt that would sell at a thrift store for $1.50 could be priced for a yard sale at $.75.

How To Yard Sale

1.  Yard sale location tips from PennySaver USA – If you live in an area without a lot of foot or car traffic, maybe ask a relative or friend if they would want to participate in a joint venture, or if you could just use their prime real-estate for your sale.

How to make money with a yard sale from Suite 101 – Furniture, tools and baby items are all likely to draw customers to a garage sale. Be sure to include these items in a newspaper advertisement or Craig’s List ad.

3.  Encourage yard sale shoppers from The Derrick Team – Put man items (tools, electronics, sports items, etc) and high dollar items by the street so the woman can get the man to stop.

4.  How to Successfully Shop a Yard Sale from Scene of the Grime. Four REAL life tips for shopping yard sales with savvy!

Rummage Sale Make Overs from Tip Junkie

What’s been your favorite yard sale find?
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