Garage Sales Australia

Sell and Search

Place Your Ad
Upcoming Garage Sales
Past Garage Sales
Garage Sale Alerts

Manage My Ad

View My Ad
Edit My Ad
Tell a Friend

Garage Sale Toolbox

Garage Sale Checklist
Tips and Hints
Weather Forecast
Council Rules
Garage Sale Signs
Garage Sale Flyers
Find that Street!
Egaragesales News
Helpful Links
Site Map

Feedback & Reviews

Garage Sale Reviews
Write Your Own Review
Testimonials
Fill out our Quick Survey
Link to Us
Home > Tips and Hints > Its All Too Hard - How To Have A Garage Sale The Lazy Mans Guide

Its All Too Hard - How To Have A Garage Sale The Lazy Mans Guide
By John Romaine
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Viewed : 31727 time(s)
 
Related Articles

In this article we take a quick look into how you can effectively have a successful garage sale in t ...

They rock up on your doorstep at 4am, banging on the door, trying desperately to get inside to snap ...

How do you spot treasures at garage sales? Do you browse ebay to get an idea of what the potential r ...


SUGGEST AN ARTICLE

We are always looking for people to submit articles or suggestions to us. If you would like to submit an article and have it published, please click here


About the Author

John Romaine


John is the founder and creator of egaragesales. He takes care of everything, right through from developing the site, to writing articles, assisting members and sitting up til 3am sending out garage sale signs and answering emails. His interests include bodybuilding and e-commerce.

John Romaine has written 59 article(s) for egaragesales.

Ill be honest, I'm pretty lazy. I want things to be easy. I want the biggest rewards for the least amount of effort. This may ring true for many others too. I mean, why bust your butt for nothing? Why spend all day, organising everything into neat groups or boxes, labelling everything, pricing items, placing items on display, organising signage, advertising, change for the day blah blah blah.

It all seems to hard right? Well maybe not. I've met many people that have said to me, "Yeah we were thinking about having a garage sale, but it all seems like too much hard work.."

Well dont distress, there is hope for us lazy people yet!

Okay so you've decided you *might* have a garage sale, but you've got some more important things to do first. They are...

1. Having a cuppa coffee or a beer on the porch
2. Reading the local newspaper or gossip magazine.
3. Fidding around with old HG holden station wagon in the shed.
4. Laying by the pool or watching a bit of telly.

Alright, so a month passes and you have that important stuff out of the way. Now before you make any more excuses, lets get serious about this. Besides, you need the extra cash to invest into more leisurely activities right? Absolutely!

So lets get started, here is the lazy mans guide for having a garage sale.

1. Advertise on egaragesales.com.au. You know it makes sense, especially if you're lazy. Why? Because you can advertise your garage sale months in advance, and lay back and do bugger all during that time! Pretty cool huh? Ahhh, time for another beer. Wait, you'd better grab some garage sale signs as well. You'll need these to get the word out on the street. Okay, 4 signs ordered, done.

2. Oh crap, its only a week before the actual day - better get cracking. Okay so where to start? Heres an idea...head down the local shop and get yourself 5 or 6 large boxes. While you're out pop your signs up on the side of the road, where they'll get some exposure. And dont forget to ask at the shop for some small change, you'll need it on the day. Once home, chuck everything into boxes, marked "everything in this box, $5, everything in this box $10, everything in here make an offer" 

Catch my drift? Surely chucking stuff in boxes isnt hard! Or is it?

3. You've just spent the last hour working pretty hard. Better have a nap on the couch. Hmm, whats on telly?

4. Uh oh, 4 days before garage sale mania starts. What have we done? We advertised on the internet, we have stuff ready in boxes. Our signs are up. Okay what now. A nap? No.

5. Lets get some garage sale flyers out. Ill print off a whole bunch of these and get my 12 year old nephew to do a letter box drop around my streets. So you give your nephew $30 and say "here pop these into as many letterboxes as you can, Im off to watch the footy...let me know when you're done." Hes happy, you're lazy - its a win win for everyone.

6. So thats the signs up, the flyers out, and our stuff in boxes - whats left to do? Not much, more telly?

7. Were pretty much done. Roll up the door, open the gates and have a seat in that fold out chair. Ahhh, who said garage sales are hard work?

8. Celebrate your earnings with a cold beer.

So there you have it, the lazy mans guide to garage sales - pretty easy huh? No more excuses, no more procrastination! Get in there and get it done.

Mate, must be time for some more footy, I'm tired just from thinking about it. Aahhhh, yes, the couch.

PS. For those who aren't so lazy and want to do it right be sure to check out our garage sale checklist.

 
 
Name
Email
(optional not displayed)
Your Comments
security check reload the page if you cannot view this image  New Image
   
 
enter security code shown above
 
   
 

HOME | UPCOMING SALES | PLACE AN AD | DISCLAIMER | PRIVACY STATEMENT | CONTACT US | ABOUT US | TERMS OF SERVICE
 
Garage Sales Sydney  Garage Sales Melbourne  Garage Sales Brisbane  Garage Sales Perth  Garage Sales Adelaide  Garage Sales Newcastle
  Garage Sales Gold Coast  Garage Sales Canberra  Garage Sales Wollongong  Garage Sales Sunshine Coast  Garage Sales Hobart  Garage Sales Geelong
  Garage Sales Launceston  Garage Sales Townsville  Garage Sales Cairns  Garage Sales Darwin 
Garage Sales ACT  Garage Sales Queensland  Garage Sales New South Wales  Garage Sales Northern Territory  Garage Sales South Australia
  Garage Sales Tasmania  Garage Sales Victoria  Garage Sales Western Australia 
 
Copyright 2002 - 2017 Egaragesales.com.au. ABN 20 067 131 408