Is it Time for a Garage Sale?

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Spring is a great time for a garage sale to get rid of all those things you have accumulating in your home or office that you'll never plan to use or things you no longer want.   When my children were small, I used an annual garage sale as an opportunity to stash some extra cash to fund our summer vacation.

A garage sale is not hard to prepare for and can be fun for the entire family!  It can also serve as a tax write-off, as you can make arrangements with a local charity to pick-up all the items left after the sale is over.

Comments (7)

Doug Ward
Regency Real Estate Brokers - Laguna Niguel, CA

Garage sales are a lot of fun and i enjoy sponsoring neighborhood garage sales in my farm areas!

Doug Ward

May 22, 2008 04:57 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

This is a good idea and it has been overdue for me. I might take action on this soon

May 22, 2008 04:59 AM
Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

There are a lot of multi-family garage sales out here.  So even if you don't want to host one, you can still sell your stuff.

May 22, 2008 05:12 AM
Pamela Knight
Urban Knight Enterprises, Inc. - Phoenixville, PA

Good Tip, I am used to bagging up and shipping my unused goods to the Salvation Army and Good Will and waiting to use as tax write off.

May 22, 2008 06:29 AM
Margaret O'Daniel
NM Notary Loan Signing Agent - Albuquerque, NM

I need to clean out some of my stuff I am thinking that is a way to make some money.  I also think giving it to charity is a great idea also.

May 27, 2008 05:01 AM
Terry Lynch
LAR Notary and Closing Services - Saint Clair Shores, MI

My wife has one planned for next weekend. So thats where I'll be instead of an open house.

Jun 01, 2008 02:01 PM
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QEC Internet Services - Long Beach, CA


Much luck to you and can be a long hard day without a plan of action.  I hope you also have good weather.

Jun 01, 2008 04:13 PM