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How to Create a Successful Garage Sale Ad (Craigslist and Marketplace)

What is the most important job when holding a garage sale? Advertising! But this is often the most overlooked part of the big weekend. Our multi-family garage sales bring in thousands of dollars over three days, and the big reason is the advertising. I will teach you how to create a successful garage sale ad for Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace that will bring the customers flocking to you.

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25 Best Places to Shop Everything Second Hand

If you’re new to shopping second hand, it may seem overwhelming. Or it may seem gross. But let me tell you, shopping second hand can be just as easy as going to a “real” store or as fast as clicking on Amazon. And the cost savings will absolutely shock you. Here are 25 best places to shop everything second hand.

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75 Best Authentic Vintage Farmhouse Decor at Garage Sales

Do you love the authentic vintage farmhouse look but wonder where to get all the fabulous finds for a great price? Shopping vintage farmhouse decorations at antique malls can get pricey, and thrift stores don’t seem to have a good selection of vintage farmhouse decorations. I will show you 75 best authentic vintage farmhouse décor at garage sales that will get you the look you want at the price you can afford.

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123 Year Old Farm Barn Tour Before Photos

The first time we saw our farm, I told Caleb, “You can have the house. I’ll take the barn.” It was, honestly, the place of my dreams though I hadn’t even thought to dream about barns. The upstairs hayloft was lined with benches from barn dances in days gone by. Half of the downstairs was finished out for a perfect workshop. And the other half of the downstairs were stalls just waiting for a menagerie of animals. Today, I will show you our 123 year old farm barn tour before photos so you can dream of all the potential with me. Come on in!

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Part 3: Ultimate Guide to a Successful Multi Family Garage Sale

Garage sales are a ton of work, and there’s nothing worse than putting in the time for a measly $200 – $500. I will show you the steps we take to bring in $3,500 – $5,000 each year for our 8 family garage sale (and $1,500 of that is mine)! In Parts 1 and 2 of my Ultimate Guide to a Successful Multi Family Garage Sale, we have covered in detail the planning, preparation, advertising and set up necessary for a successful sale. In this final Part 3, I will give you guidelines on how to actually run a successful multi-family sale.

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Our Vintage Bungalow

Howdy! I’m Tammy, and I’ve lived most of my life stretching a low decorating budget through garage sales and DIY renovation.

I am going to give you quick and easy tips on the beauty of reusing older items instead of spending tons of money on new. I’ll show you how I add vintage style that makes a your house feel like a cozy home (even with young kids, a practical husband and a big dog in tow). 

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