June 2, 2014 10:33 AM
It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday in May and there’s a chill in the air. I dress for comfort and fill my travel mug to the brim with caramel swirl coffee. Baseball cap … check. Survival kit … check. My GPS is programmed. My gas tank is full. I’m ready to go … yard sale-ing!
Yard sales, garage sales, porch sales, tag sales – whatever you call them, they are extremely popular and I am hooked. In an average week in the United States,, 690,000 shoppers will purchase 4,967,500 items at 165,000 yard sales, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute.
Whoever said, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” knew what they were talking about! I yard sale (is that a verb?) just about every Saturday morning, from early April until the sale supply runs dry. I began this tradition when my children were young and money was tight, and I still feel a little giddy when I come home with a bagful of great stuff for less than $20.
I’ve been a seller as well, scouring closets, nooks and crannies for items that someone else cannot live without. Here are a few tips for maximizing your yard sale experience. Continue reading