7 Tips for Hosting a Garage Sale

Spring is almost here which means two things for my family: 1) cleaning and 2) garage sales! I do not like clutter, and I do not like overspending for toys and clothes that my kids will outgrow quickly.  Therefore, spring is a win-win for me!

This is part one of a two part series on garage sales. This installment is mostly aimed at those of you new to the scene who are thinking about hosting your own garage sale.  If you are a pro, please feel free to share your tips in the comments. Check back for the next installment where I will give my tips on how to be a smart garage sale shopper.

Without further ado, here are my seven tips for making your event a success.

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No Sew DIY Leg Warmers

When did the 80’s cycle back around?  My daughter’s outfits look like she stepped out of a Winter JCPenny’s catalog from that decade.  So naturally she needed some leg warmers!

She had out grown a lot of her cute tights that I was partial to, so I made them into leg warmers. It was seriously easy. 

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Easy Christmas Gifts: Free Printables

I was at Wal-Mart racking my brain for some idea of what to give my co-workers and my son’s preschool teachers for a Christmas gift without breaking the bank when my eyes landed on the Hershey’s Simple Pleasures candy.  I immediately thought it is in fact a simple pleasure to work at my son’s school.  It has been a blessing for the past three years to be a part of that program both as a parent and now as a teacher.

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Simple Autumn Centerpiece

Good morning, Friend.  I hope your weekend was great!

As you were looking through my pics the last time we met,  you may have noticed my autumn centerpiece.   It was very simple to create.   The basket is one that I bought several years ago from Southern Living.  It has been a very versatile piece.   I added some small pumpkins and gourds that I bought when I took my kids to the pumpkin patch a couple weeks back.  I had already bought some yummy

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Creating a Family Command Center

Good morning, Friend.

Hope you have something warm in your mug on this cool Fall morning.  I have a cup of Green Mountain English Toffee (love my k-cups!) with cream and a little homemade salted caramel.  My cousin gave me a jar and the recipe.  I will have to try it to make it myself.  Of course I will let you know how that goes.

Speaking of projects, I am so proud of my family command center.  I am blessed to live in a cozy house, and by cozy I mean little.  So there isn’t much room for a lot of extra furniture.  I have to have multiple uses for each space if possible.

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