What's the best time and best place for your garage sale?

OK, you've gone through your house from the top to the bottom and even the dog kennel and you now have inventory to sell. What's the best time and best place for your garage sale?

When during the year should you hold your garage sale?

What day/s should you hold your garage sale?

What time should your garage sale start and how long should it go for?

What about the neighbors?

I have heard of a 3 house garage sale that has now become an annual street garage sale/street party involving the entire street with catering, clowns, face painting, donkey rides and even a jumping castle.

What if you don't have a suitable garage for your garage sale?

If your garage is around the back of your house or used for storage or just plain falling over then consider these places for your 'garage' sale:

Are you able to hold your garage sale in a more affluent or up-market area and is this beneficial?

Are you able to hold your garage sale in commercial property or car park?

Where to hold a second end-of-season garage sale

Some people hold a garage sale at the beginning of the garage sale season in spring and then another at the end of summer to have a second try at selling the leftovers from the first sale. Have your second sale at a family members' or friend's house in another suburb. It's a bit more work to haul your stuff to another house but I've found the different customers at my second sale find my leftovers more appealing.

 

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