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How to Advertise a Yard Sale: 7 Methods for Successful Yard Sale Ads

Need to learn how to advertise a yard sale? If you’re planning your first yard sale, you’ve come to the right place. Running a yard sale successfully takes strategic planning, careful preparation, and close attention to detail. Doing it right can mean a difference of hundreds of extra dollars in sales and far more of your clutter sold to new homes. Advertising is one of the most important parts of getting it right, and at Yard Sale Radar, we’re here to help you learn how to advertise a yard sale successfully. Here are 7 of our most tried and true… Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Get Yard Sale Items Instead of Shopping at a Store

fdivBuying yard sale items instead of shopping at a store has some pretty cool advantages that you might not have considered. The most successful yard sale sellers are aware of these advantages, and now it’s your turn to get in the know. Today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog, we’re looking at our top 5 reasons to buy yard sale items instead of new items at the store. 1. Older Items Often Have Better Quality One of the sad truths about our modern society is that we’re cheap. Saving money is often the most important motivating factor both for consumers… Read More

Second-hand Baby Gear: What to Buy Used & What to Splurge On

Everyone knows that babies can be expensive. It makes sense to be as thrifty as possible when it comes to getting items for your baby, but you always want to keep safety in mind first. We’ve compiled a list of second-hand baby gear dos and don’ts to make shopping for your new child as simple and inexpensive as possible. Baby Clothes & Shoes Babies grow out of their clothing at impressive speeds. Buying baby clothes gently used is a great way to save a fortune. Getting all new clothes for your baby can be a real waste of money when… Read More

How to Turn Clutter into Cash: The Easiest Things to Flip for Profit

Spoiler Alert: The Answer Is “Vintage, Vintage, Vintage” So, you’ve got some clutter lying around at home. Not to worry. It naturally accumulates over time, especially with all the extra time we’ve been spending at home in 2020. You can sell some of your clutter in a yard sale! By doing so, you can earn a little money along the way, give your old possessions a happy second life, and do the environment a favor. But what are the easiest things to flip for profit? Today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog, let’s take a look at the easiest items… Read More

Yard Sale Route Planner: How to Create a Yard Sale Map

Today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog, we’re sharing our suggestions for planning a yard sale map. If you’ve ever tried to visit multiple yard sales in a single day, you’ve probably noticed that you can spend a lot of time getting from one sale to the next. Five minutes here, ten minutes there: it adds up! This is a common problem for yard sale treasure hunters. In fact, it’s known in mathematics and computer programming as the traveling salesman problem. If you need to visit a bunch of different locations, what’s the best order to do it? Luckily, there… Read More

Buying Yard Sale Clothes: What You Need to Know

Yard sale clothes are one of the secret pleasures of shopping at a yard sale. The treasure hunt is real! Today, we’re looking at garage sale clothes, and what you need to know before you buy them. Worried About Hygiene? When it comes to yard sale clothes, people will put anything and everything up for sale, including underwear, undershirts, lingerie, swim gear, socks, and hats. These kinds of intimate garments require extra cleaning in order to alleviate potential hygiene issues. Many people would avoid buying these kinds of garments entirely. But that’s not necessary, and you could be missing out… Read More

Tips for Staying Cool & Safe During Summer Yard Sale Hunting

It’s summertime again! And even though the world is in a strange place right now, there are still summer yard sales. This can be a great way to get out of the house, encounter other human beings, and stimulate your mind by being in a new place looking at new things. (Or, rather, new old things!) Yard sale hunting in the summer is sweaty work, of course, so today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog we’re sharing our top tips for staying cool—and safe—while you’re out there treasure hunting. Wear a Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat First up in our list of… Read More

5 Tips to Help You Score the Best Yard Sale Finds

The best yard sale finds are like discovering lost treasures. But yard sales are also full of stuff that isn’t so great, and it is not always easy to tell the good and the apart. So here are 5 tips for a successful yard sale hunt from our team at Yard Sale Radar to help you score the best garage sale finds! You can also read our article about tips for making money at yard sales here. 1. Buy in Bulk Now and Sort It Out Later Many times at a yard sale you’ll find items on sale in bulk,… Read More

3 Ways to Reuse Furniture to Save Money (and the Planet!)

Buying a new piece of furniture is one of the bigger purchasing decisions we make in our lives. It empties a giant hole in our wallets and fills up space in our homes—where we see it daily. A well-used piece of furniture will shape our daily routines, be there in our fondest at-home memories, and may, sadly, one day need replacing. Today in the Yard Sale Radar Blog, we’re looking at furniture reuse. These tips for repurposing old furniture will help you save money, reduce your ecological footprint, and create a more meaningful connection with your favorite pieces of furniture.… Read More

Yard Sale Safety: How to Stay Safe at a Yard Sale as a Buyer and Seller

With so much uncertainty in the world due to COVID-19, it can be hard to know if something as familiar as going to a yard sale or holding a yard sale after spring cleaning is a safe thing to do. If you’re a seller wondering what’s no longer safe to sell at garage sales or a buyer wondering how to yard sale safely, Yard Sale Radar has yard and garage sale safety tips for you. Luckily, a big part of yard sale safety comes down to knowing what to sell and what not to sell at garage sales and yard… Read More