The Garage Sale Gal

I'm the Garage Sale Gal, former TV anchor turned garage saler. I appear regularly on radio stations and TV shows around the nation. Since 2006 I've been writing my column on garage sales for the Arizona Republic, which can be seen here:
I've also just had my first book released: Yippee! The Garage Sale Gal's Guide to Making Money Off Your Stuff is available online and everywhere books are sold. All this started after I created my Web site:, where users can list and look for garage sales on line.

Garage sales are huge here in Arizona, and I know they are popular elsewhere too. Who doesn't love a great bargain.
Happy garage saling!

Garage Sale Gal, Lynda Hammond: Signs a Mystery

Okay, so let’s face it, going to garage sales isn’t brain surgery but finding them can sometimes be challenging. If garage sale signs aren’t placed just right then we might have to call on our maneuvering skills or we’ll be meandering aimlessly through neighborhoods searching for treasures. Where we put our signs is critical to throwing a successful sale. Julia Hooper found that out the hard way. “There were no other signs up when I put mine up so I …

Garage Sale: To Price or Not to Price?

I love walking up to a garage sale and seeing items neatly displayed, clothes hung in groups of like-colors. And everything with a price tag. A sale where each item has been painstakingly tagged with brightly colored stickers-.10, .25, .50…you get the idea. There’s something else I’ll admit-pricing things at garage sales is a big waste of time! And you’ll probably make more money if you DON’T tag them. Now hang on, before you log off, get a coffee refill …

Garage Sale Gal: (Don’t) Show me the Money!

When I walked up to her garage sale, I loved the sight of Lavonne Thorsen sitting at a fold-up TV dinner tray. “I’m having a good time,” Lavonne said with a smile. Lavonne’s job was to take care of the cash while her family made sales. She kept the money in a small cardboard box on the TV tray – something that can be quite tempting for people who have more on their mind than scoring a bargain. I know …