A collection of great tips for yard and garage sales

As you prepare to move most of us like to think of getting rid of some of the extra treasure we have accumulated over time.  We found a collection of great tips to ensure your yard or garage sale is a successful effort.

Yard sales are in full swing now in Minnesota.  Some great deals can be had as a buyer and a well run sale can net a nice little profit.  We hope you enjoy the resources below.

Read how this family made more than $1500 in their 2 day sale.  Some of the best tips:

Accept credit cards (no kidding!)

Price everything

Make great signs

DIY Network put together 15 great tips – here are a couple of our favorites:

Think about a Sunday sale day

Start at 7am

Advertise your sale on Craigslist

Weekendtreasure.com has 101 tips in this post.

Give yourself a few weeks of preparation time

Don’t sell broken or dirty items – fix them, wash them or toss them

Create an “All Sales are Final” sign

Keep dogs in the house or on a leash

Have a system to remove big bills from your change tray

Best of luck in your sales efforts.  We know one thing for sure — it is nice to be done with the sale.

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