Category Archive: National Garage Sale Day

15 Aug 11

Garage Sale Gold celebrates National Garage Sale Day

Like little children on Christmas morning, this elf was in her glory on Saturday, National Garage Sale Day.  I attended numerous garage sales in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and out of all the folks, only one knew that it was National Garage Sale Day.  I  bought some early Christmas presents for family members, a little table for my office and some other odds and ends.  But mostly I was spreading the word about the glorious day that goes yet another year relatively unknown.

As the economy gets worse, garage sales get bigger and better. Michigan’s longest garage sale it also happened this weekend, although I only read about that one.

I do see more and more garage sales using proceeds to donate to charity, which I really like and have advocated for.

Happy saling!

13 Aug 11 celebrates National Garage Sale Day is all about garage sales. So, what better day could there be for than National Garage Sale Day, which falls on Saturday, August 13th, 2011. enthusiasts will be out hosting sales and shopping at sales. And many will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to their favorite charities.  Because, after all, it is found money, right? wants to hear from you. We want to know about how you spent your National Garage Sale Day. Come to our blog, go to our Facebook Page or send us a Tweet on Twitter. We want to hear all about your National Garage Sale Day.  Happy garage saling!

13 Aug 11

National Garage Sale Day is tomorrow, August 13th

Celebrate National Garage Sale Day by going to a garage sale.  Buying someone else’s prized possession for a fraction of the cost is a real high that can’t be replaced by anything else. Or maybe that is just my warped perception.  In a down economy, where there is so little trust and hope and everyone can’t help but be concerned for the future, to shop guilt free and buy treasures at a garage sale is a smart choice and a prudent way to spend your hard earned dollars and stretch them further than you ever  could have thought.

I have furnished several houses with gorgeous items bout from garage sales and so can you. Celebrate National Garage Sale Day tomorrow. Meet your neighbors. Meet some strangers.  I’ll be out there. Maybe you’ll see me there! Happy garage saling!

5 Aug 11

National Garage Sale Day is coming soon

There is still time to organize your garage sale items for National Garage Sale Day, which falls on Saturday, August 13th.  Go through your house, room by room, and don’t forget the garage, barn, basement, office, attic, etc.  Selling your items at a garage sale is a great way to raise fast cash, get rid of your clutter, and feel a lightness and a sense of well being that you have accomplished one of those things that you have been putting off endlessly.

Recruit your family, invite friends over and sip wine as you go down memory lane. Don’t try to be a perfectionist, but do clean and tag all items for sale.  If you are too late for National Garage Sale Day, but still want to have a great sale in September, get my book Ava’s Guide to Garage Sale Gold either on my site or on Amazon kindle.  If you get the kindle and download it today, you will get hot tips that will help you pull that sale together quickly in time for next week!

If you are having a sale, whether it is on National Garage Sale Day or not, do consider donating a portion of your proceeds to charity. And by all means, donate your left over items to charity for a tax write-off as well.

Happy Selling!

16 Jul 11

National Garage Sale Day is Coming August 13th

It’s not too late to get yourself prepared to have that great garage sale that you have been dreaming, wishing and pining for. I know. You think it’s a lot of work. You think you can’t do it. You think that you won’t make much money for the effort. Guess what? I think you are wrong to think this way. I can teach you how to make the most money for your stuff in time for National Garage Sale Day. Just go to my website and you will find everything that you will need for a smash hit garage sale. My book,  organizer, signs, money apron, labels. One stop shopping for a jaw dropping, traffic stopping, walloping garage sale to end all garage sales. You know you want the extra money. You know you want to get rid of that clutter. So, get off your butt and finally do it! What are you waiting for?

Here’s another idea for all of you doing a sale on National Garage Sale Day. I would urge you to consider donating a portion of your haul to charity. Whether you donate goods (a great tax deduction) or cold, hard cash. Charities are strapped in this terrible economy and need help. If everyone having a garage sale on this day  donated just a small portion of their proceeds as well as left over unwanted clothing, household items, furniture, whatever to their favorite causes, think how much better the world would be. Your pockets would be full. Your basement would be emptied. Some charities will be able to do some good. That is a win, win for all in my book. Speaking of books, my book is called “Ava’s Guide to Garage Sale Gold”.  You can get it on my web site or also on Amazon kindle.  It’s based on two decades of having garage sales and learning all the tricks.

Happy garage saling!

8 Jul 11

National Garage Sale Day

I bet you didn’t know that there was a National Garage Sale Day. I wanted to invent it, but then I found out that someone else had already created it many years back, but no one seems to know about it. Well, it is coming soon. The date is Saturday, August 13th. National Garage Sale Day. And I am going to make it my mission to let everyone in America know the importance of this day. I would like everyone in every block in every town having garage sales. And I would like everyone who has a garage sale to donate 10% of their earnings to their favorite charity.  Whether your heart lies in helping animals, children, the oppressed, veterans, drug addicts, it doesn’t matter.  Garage sales can help the economy in so many ways and we can give back to the less fortunate who have lost significant funding due to the bad economy.

National Garage Sale day is a time for everyone to clean up. Clean up financially by making some cash. Clean up your home by eliminating clutter and needless items. Clean up the environment by recycling items that would otherwise wind up in landfills. Clean up the guilt that you have had by not donating to charities that desperately need help.

Just think of it this way. If ten million people have a garage sale on National Garage Sale Day and each person makes $500 and donates $50 of that to charities, that’s a ton of money. Now, I was not a math major, but the power of people that get together to do some good for themselves and for their communities is immense.  If you don’t know how to have a garage sale, I can teach you. Go to and get my book “Ava’s Guide to Garage Sale Gold.” It will teach you everything you need to know about sourcing, pricing, marketing and promoting your sale to attract the best crowds with the most money to spend.

Let’s work together to make National Garage Sale Day more than just about making money. Let’s make a difference!