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06/21/2011

Green Cleaning with Garage Sales

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78457784 (1) When it comes to cleaning house, there's no more eco-friendly way to pare down than with a garage sale. The "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra really rings true here, and allows you to get rid of some of your own self-declared junk while snagging a few extra bucks along the way. What could be better?

If you're feeling pinched under the amount of "stuff" in your home, consider organizing a summer weekend garage sale - or team up with your neighbors to peddle your unwantables in a block sale. (The more the merrier!) 


For a lesson in Garage Sales 101, we turned to pro-marketer and garage-sale diva Ava Seavey, author of Ava's Guide to Garage Sale Gold, who offered up the following easy tips:

  • Have clear, simple signs. They should be double-sided, have arrows and clearly state the date and time.
  • Put an ad in your local paper.
  • Write everything down. (Just like dieting.) Do this before, during and after the sale. 
  • Tag everything, unless they're grouped with other things likely to sell at a set price. (You want to be focused on exchanging money during hte sale, not haggling.)
  • Put everyting on tables, laid out neatly, if possible.
  • Categorize like items together.
  • Feel empowered when you negotiate - don't be afraid to say no. Don't feel intimidated; maintain prices that reflect a product's real worth.

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Actually I agree a lot,Doing a garage sale makes your place organize,earn money from the things that you are not using at the same time meeting people and gain friends through this activity.

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