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How to Plan & Hold an Estate Sale

Odds are that you’ve never had to plan an estate sale before, and you have a lot of questions about how to hold an estate sale. Who do you contact? What do you sell? What the heck is an estate sale in the first place? There are professional companies out there who can do it for you, but they cost a lot of money—and you probably don’t need their help anyway! A DIY estate sale is completely doable on your own with the right yard and estate sale tips, tricks, and advice. In this three-part series, our experts at Yard… Read More

Amazing, Creative Yard Sale Display Ideas for Eye-Catching Sales

Who says yard sales have to be boring? Say “so long” to the standard fold-out table display because today we are looking at creative yard sale ideas, tips, and tricks for arranging and displaying the goods at your sale. A successful yard sale is about so much more than just the items you are selling. The way you arrange and display your items makes a huge difference because it lets everyone know what you have and sells people on the usefulness, fun factor, or value of those items. A good seller creates their own demand through clever marketing and eye-catching… Read More

Upcycle For a Profit: How to Grow Your Small Business With Yard Sales

As more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that recycling isn’t a cure-all for the enormous amounts of trash that humanity generates, we are seeing a trend towards upcycling as an alternative. Some people are even creating their own upcycling business! Today in the Yard Sale Radar blog, we are looking at how you can use yard sales to grow your upcycling business. If you have your own small business or are looking to start one, then read on for some great insights and ideas! For Those Just Getting Started: What Is an Upcycling Business? “Upcycling” refers… Read More

Our Top 10 Tips for Spring Cleaning

How to Declutter a House with a Springtime Cleaning Yard Sale Winter is over! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and like millions of Americans, you’re probably looking around your house wondering how to declutter. Springtime cleaning can be an opportunity for you to do more than just pack your stuff away more neatly. You can also take the opportunity to declutter, simplify, and make some money -- and what better way to do that than with a yard sale? Springtime Cleaning Tip #1: Downsize Your Wardrobe Most of us buy a lot of clothes, and veteran yard… Read More

What to Sell at a Yard Sale to Bring in the Most Money

Figuring out what to sell at a yard sale can be surprisingly tricky. As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. But sometimes trash really is just trash. So how do you know what will make you money and what will end up just going to Goodwill? Every sale is different, but some tried-and-true items do sell better than others. What Are The Best Yard Sale Items? Furniture Is a Crowd Pleaser Here’s the biggest item (literally!) on our list of what to sell at a yard sale: furniture. People often wonder if it’s worth the bother… Read More

The Best Vintage Album Buys: Find Used Vinyl Records for Sale

Browsing used vinyl records for sale at a yard sale is like going on a real-world treasure hunt. There are countless prizes both great and small lying in wait, and you never know what you’re going to discover: Vintage music from your favorite artists. Original presses of famous or beloved albums. Music you’ve never heard and don’t know anything about. This idea of vinyl records as a “treasure hunt” turns out to be surprisingly helpful as a guide to buying used vinyl records for sale. Today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog, let’s take a look at why old records… Read More

Yard Sale Buyers’ Guide: How to Find Quality Estate Jewelry for Sale

“Estate jewelry” is a term that applies to previously owned jewelry that you purchase secondhand. As the name suggests, you’ll regularly find estate jewelry for sale at estate sales or yard sales. The trick, however, is finding high-quality jewelry. At estate sales, you’ll have plenty of jewelry to choose from, but most of it is cheap, and a lot of it will be dingy, scratched up, or otherwise soiled. So how can you find the best estate jewelry sales online and beyond? Our Tips for Buying Jewelry at an Estate Sale Show Up in Person Some sellers offer estate jewelry… Read More

Long Live the 80s! The Decade’s Most ‘80s Memorabilia to Buy and Sell

Ah, the ‘80s! These days, we’re seeing a lot of ‘80s memorabilia for sale at yard sales around the country. Some of these items have accumulated real value. Others, while not huge moneymakers, are popular enough that they’re very likely going to sell. So let’s take a look at ‘80 memorabilia and learn how you can take advantage of the trend, either as a yard sale buyer or as someone preparing for your own yard sale. What You Need to Know About 80s Memorabilia For Sale The Materialist Decade The 1980s were an intense decade. Those of us who lived… Read More

New Year, New Diet: Search Sales for Tried and True Collectible Cookbooks

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss. In one 2019 poll, 54% of individuals said that their resolution was to eat healthier -- but that’s easier said than done. If you really want to stick with your resolution, you need to start a new diet. One easy way to do that is to look for collectible cookbooks. If you shop at a local yard sale, you can find a wealth of treasures. This includes old cookbooks for sale that make it easier to eat healthily and lose weight. Discover how to find yard sales showcasing cookbooks… Read More

How to Make Money at Yard Sales: Tips for Making Your Sale Profitable

If you’re planning a yard sale of your own and are wondering how to make money at yard sales, there is a lot you can do to improve your profits. From setting the right atmosphere for buyers to making sure your sale is running at the right time, Yard Sale Radar has put together this list of tips for a successful yard sale to help you earn more money. Tips for a Successful Yard Sale #1: Research Your Items Before Pricing Them Figuring out how to price yard sale items can be difficult. The economic reality of a yard sale… Read More