Category Archive: Garage Sale Book

17 Apr 13

Gold prices fall, but there’s Gold in your garage: Garage Sale Style

It’s all over the news. After years of crazy rising gold prices, the gold market has tanked. But, don’t worry, there may be real gold ahead for you in your own garage, attic, basement or barn.  Garage Sale Gold!

I created a few years back to help folks understand how to put together a garage sale, moving sale, yard sale or any other type of sale to maximize their profits and make the most money by selling stuff they no longer need or want.

My book, Ava’s Guide To Garage Sale Gold, is a step by step, easy to read guide to sorting, identifying, pricing, displaying and marketing your wares so that you can make that extra money that you’ve been wanting to take that trip, buy that new stuff, re-model that room, or even just to make a mortgage payment.

So, don’t let gold prices, the stock market, or anything else get the best of you. Fight back by making money garage sale style.

Learn more at

Happy Saling!

17 Apr 13

Celebrate Earth Day Garage Sale Style

Hello, salers! It has been some time since I have updated you. That is because it has been a long, hard and cruel winter. But, Spring has sprung and it is officially garage sale season! The cold early Spring has put a bit of a damper on some garage sale selling, but I have been out there seeing some activity, which is picking up as the weather improves.

As you know,, which is a web site I created that is devoted to all things garage sale, yard sale, moving sale, estate sale, etc. has been a place that I can help to educate, inform and excite folks about the idea of having their own garage sale, but also about going to other people’s garage sale in order to stretch their dollars, become frugalistas, make new friends, but also, be kind to the environment.

It is a crime against the Earth to understand how much is thrown away and therefore thrown into landfills in the typical American home. A garage sale is the ultimate form of recycling and protecting our resources, it is very green….in both ways!!!!

Earth Day 2013 is on Monday, April 22nd. So, what better way to celebrate than to go to a garage sale, moving sale, estate sale, flea market or even a consignment shop this weekend.  Or, if you are super industrious, it’s not even too late to have your own sale this weekend.

My book, Ava’s Guide to Garage Sale Gold, is the ultimate resource to learn all about how to do it right. It is available on my website and also on Amazon.  In addition, I have created signs, money aprons, labels, tags, all you ever need to have a successful garage sale. So, even if you don’t feel ambitious enough to host your own sale, celebrate Earth Day by shopping used. You might just be surprised at what great shopping it really is! Happy Saling!

2 Jan 13

How Fiscal Cliff Environment may affect Reselling at Garage Sales and Yard Sales

Hello, fellow garage salers and resellers everywhere. I am sure that you have watched in horror and dismay at the tomfoolery in Washington, D.C. and the inability for lawmakers to resolve our impending debt crisis.

The “fiscal cliff” bill that was approved in the Senate, then went to the house, was lauded in the media as a salvation in which 98% of Americans will escape a tax hike. Not only is this a fantasy, but the worst is yet to come.

The reality is that over 77% of Americans will receive less money in their paychecks starting this week, as the payroll tax increased and everyone who receives a paycheck will feel this in their pockets right away. Also, the hardest of the negotiating is to happen in the next two months as the arrogant, incompetent and inept 112th Congress (the most undproductive in history) starts to hash out the really difficult cuts in spending that will likely need to occur in order to attempt to start to bring our debt under control.

How will all of this affect the the world of garage sales, yard sales, flea markets and consignment shops? Well. I feel that more and more people will need to cut back and find a way to bring in extra money to their households. I feel (and perhaps I am biased) that more people will look to sell things in their homes and will find a way to get by with less things.  I also feel that there will be alot more people moving (perhaps into smaller places or less expensive areas). Garage sales and yard sales can be highly profitable if done well. Many people that have tried their hand at garage sales have failed because they didn’t know how to do it right and they just gave up.

I have developed a complete system for garage sales, moving sales, yard sales, estate sales, tag sales, whatever the sales are that you would name it. I have written a book, created an organizer, manufactured signs, money aprons, tags, everything you could possibly need. I’ve written tons of helpful, free tips on my blog here at

I can teach anyone how to decide what to bring to consignment, what to bring to auction, what to donate, and what to sell in your garage sales. Not only can the person having the garage sales benefit, but so can all the shoppers by enabling them to purchase items far below retail. And let’s not forget how green and environmentally correct it is to recycle unwanted items so that they do not turn up in land fills.

Lastly, since most charities will really lose out as folks will not be able to afford contributions, I always advocate donating a percentage of your proceeds to a favorite charity. So, it is win, win, win for garage sales.

My prediction is that the fiscal cliff economy will create a new wave of garage sales, in every state and town, and that they will become even more commonplace than they are now. And hopefully some people will take advantage of all of the tools that I have created to help them in their efforts. Products, advice and more are all available at

We will all get through this together! Happy 2013 and let’s get planning those garage sales NOW!!!! I know I am.

6 Jun 12

Community Garage Sales Help All

My favorite garage sales are those which involve multiple groups of folks who all band together and donate a portion of the proceeds to either a charity, community group, cause or any other type of group effort to raise money. It is a win win for all. Get rid of unwated stuff, recycle, make some money for yourself and donate to whatever the cause – be it raising money to send your kids on a sports outing, helping beautify a neighborhood, raise money for the needy, a church, whatever. It does not matter. What matters is that the community spirit of garage sales are what makes this country great and what helps  inspire the comraderie that keeps our fires burning.

Garage sales for groups are growing in popularity as the economy continues its lackluster performance and people all over are desperately needing funds. So don’t forget the community garage sale concept when you are thinking of fundraising ideas.  Get tons of helpful tips on my website

If you need immediate help, you can get my book Ava’s Guide to Garage Sale Gold on Amazon Kindle, if you can wait,  you can order on my website. I also have signs, labels and all sorts of things to help you with your sale.

I was at a great community garage sale this past weekend and took some photos  to share to inspire you.  My favorite is the girl scouts. God Bless America! Happy saling!

23 May 12

Top 5 Garage Sale Tips for Enza’s Bargains Followers

Garage sale season is in full bloom! Time to get out there and have your garage sale yourself or with friends and family. Having a garage sale can be hugely profitable or a big bust. These five sure fire garage sale tips are my golden keys to success and have been tried and tested by many. So, here we go:

1. Have clear, simple garage sale signs. Best are double sided with posts that go into the ground. State time, day with a huge arrow. No other info is needed.

2. ADVERTISE! Your signs alone will not draw a crowd. Advertise in your local paper, pennysaver and online at,, and  Many more folks will arrive from the ads than from the sign. If you cheap out and don’t advertise, you will surely not make as much money.

3. Having a garage sale is like dieting. You have to write everything down. That means organize what you are going to sell and write down everything you sold at your sale.

4. Everything must be tagged at a garage sale. Period. End of discussion. You should be a cashier at your sale, not a price inventor. Also more thefts occur when things are not tagged as you are focusing on the wrong things.

5. Feel empowered to say no to a bad offer. No is an important word at sales. If you take every offer, you will make less money. And many people will still buy the item for a higher price.

My goal is to help people make more money at their sale. These tips will help you achieve garage sale gold. You can find more tips on or follow me on twitter @garagesaleava.

Happy saling!

23 May 12

Discounts on garage sale signs and more

Having a garage sale takes time and planning. So why ruin it with small, unreadable signs posted (probably illegally) on trees or phone poles? Attract more people to your sales with large, double sided signs that get posted into the ground, so people can see it coming and going. Great signs are really hard to find at stores, which is why I created them for myself and am now sharing them with others.

Garage sale, yard tale, tag sale, estate sale, I have them all.  If you like Ava’s Garage Sale Gold on Facebook, you can get a code which will enable you to get discounts on all the signs you will need for your sale. The more signs, the more people come and the more money you will make.

Garage sale is in high season now, so go out there and make money!

Garage sale tips abound at and follow me on twitter @garagesaleava.

Happy Saling!