This Saturday, Sept. 28, is National Good Neighbor Day. Who knew? Of course, being a good neighbor every day of the year is always the right thing to do, but bonding with your neighbors can also help fatten your wallet.
Yard sales are a GREAT way to declutter and earn a few extra bucks. But there's more to it than putting price tags on your old stuff and a sign out in your front yard. This episode of the Cheap Life offers tips from me and the Yard Sale Queen on ways to price your treasures to sell.
We all like a good bargain, but some of the so-called good buys at garage sales or resale shops can be hazardous to your (and your kids' or grandkids') health and safety. In some instances, they could even be fatal.
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 didn't think it'd be a problem."
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.
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.
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