Garage sales are an excellent way to finally get rid of some clutter — those rollerblades that have been in the back of your closet since the 90s perhaps — and make a little money while you’re at it. It’s also a fun summer activity that you can get the whole family in on. Take one weekend for the big clean-up, when everyone pulls out everything they’re willing to part with, and the next for the big sale.
In addition to getting the kids involved in de-cluttering, they can get a little lesson in entrepreneurship by setting up a lemonade stand or bakery table to entice the neighbors during the sale. And nothing brings the neighborhood together like a good garage sale.
In fact, pooling your resources with one or two neighbors can be a good way to bring in extra foot traffic and make it even more of a party. Just be sure to come up with a way of keeping your items and money separate — color-coded price tags, for instance. If you remove the tags and keep them in an envelope as you make sales, just add up the tags at the end and divvy up the profits.
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