Have a Garage Sale!

You see something at the mall, and you ask your mom for a quick advance on your allowance. But when you hold out your hand for the green stuff, she rolls her eyes at you and sighs.

Access denied. What do you do?

You need to earn the money, but how? Suddenly, the light bulb goes on.

You'll have a garage sale!

Need convincing?

I've struck gold!

When you have a garage sale, you:

Get organized

Garage sales involve a ton of work. Gather friends and family to help! They may even have their own things to add to your sale. Bigger sales attract more customers.

Decide on details.

Gather your tools

You will need money for advertising, supplies, and for start-up money. You will also need:

It also helps to have these items on hand

Price your stuff

It's hard to decide what to sell.

Decide what you want to sell, then clean and price these things.

Use stickers or masking tape to label the prices.

To determine a price for an item, ask yourself:

After you price your items, fold them neatly in boxes and put them on hangers. This will increase your sales, as your items will be more presentable.

Advertise your sale

Call your newspaper to place an ad. Use the fewest words possible. Include the date, time, and location of the sale, and list some major items.

Make big signs to post in the neighborhood the day of your sale. Get attention with:

Make sure you include an address, dates, and times on the signs.

Next? Open for business...

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