Yard Sale Season: A what-you-need-to-know toolkit

We’re heading in to prime yard sale season. Whether you’re planning to be a buyer or a seller, we have a few resources to help you map out a successful and profitable season!

First, if you are planning to host a yard sale, check out our prior post, Garage sale planning tip: Check your insurance coverage to get some advice about any liability issues you may face – we’ve re-posted the video clip below. Also see Jay McDonald’s article on yard sale insurance in Bankrate.

And for planning, Yardsale Queen offers tips for how to have a successful yard sale and offers advice on yard sale scams to avoid. Also see A Yard Sale Checklist: Ten Tips for Garage Sale Prep and How to Hold a Garage Sale – a pictorial guide.

Whether you are a seller or a buyer, you can use tools like Yard Sale Search and Garage Sale mapper to list or locate local events.

And if you are a buyer, then buyer beware: 21 Things You Should Never Buy at Garage Sales. But don’t let that discourage you – there are great deals to be had, too: 20+ Garage Sale Finds to Snap Up When You See Them.