10 Tips for Hosting a Lucrative Garage Sale

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Trying to earn extra money this summer? Hosting a garage sale is a great way to make some extra cash. Here are some tips to help you get the most from your efforts: 1. Make a Game Plan​. Make sure to plan your garage sale in advance. It’s important to decide when and where you are having the sale. Once plans are made you can start preparing and advertising well before the actual date. 2. Make it Easy. Design your sale to make it easier for customers to shop. Be intentional when planning the lay out so it’s easier for shoppers to navigate. Hanging clothing is easier to look through than folded items. 3. Be Fair. You probably think your items are worth much more than they are in reality. Be fair when pricing everything at your next garage sale. Do research beforehand if you truly believe some of your . . . → Read More: 10 Tips for Hosting a Lucrative Garage Sale

What To Do With Extra Income


Have you been in a situation where you earned extra income and needed to decide what to do with it? This isn’t a regular occurrence, but given our recent move to Calgary for my husband’s work, we’ve found ourselves in this unique and fortunate spot. Even though I quit one of my three jobs for this 7-month field assignment, the benefits still outweigh losing my income.

My husband got a pay increase for this assignment and is being compensated for a 50-hour work week compared to his usual 40-hour week back home. In addition, the company leased us a car, takes care of our housing, and we receive a daily per diem to accommodate the higher cost of living. We were especially grateful to find friends who wanted to rent out our condo while we are gone. Our monthly expenses are simply groceries, entertainment, gas, and our phone bill . . . → Read More: What To Do With Extra Income