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Clothing Racks and Table Rentals
Rent Clothing Racks and Tables for your Garage Sale — First you want to borrow or build as many tables and clothing racks as you can, of course. (A couple of ladders and some plywood will do in a pinch!) Then if you still don't have enough display space to get everything you're selling up off the ground for your garage sale, it's fairly inexpensive to rent tables and racks either for a day or an entire garage sale weekend.
In the Oklahoma City Metro, for example, you can rent 6 ft rectangular folding tables for $7 per weekend and 36" round clothing racks for $13 per weekend. You don't even have to pay a deposit. Both tables and clothing racks fold up for easy transport and fit inside most vehicles.
To reserve tables and clothes racks for a garage sale in NW Oklahoma City, Yukon or Mustang call 405.209.2424. In SW Oklahoma City, Moore or Norman call 405.863.8590.
Calendar of Citywide and Neighborhood Garage Sales
Garage Sale Events Calendar — List of annual city-wide, community, highway and neighborhood garage sales in the region arranged by calendar month.
Free Price Guides
Garage Sale Tool Kit
Less Hassle and More Profit At Your Next Garage Sale Or Your Money Back! — Garage Sale Organizing Guru Marcia Grazia's Get Organized Now Garage Sale Toolkit is the easiest way to Plan, Promote and Profit from your next Garage Sale.
Garage Sale Signs
Sassy Garage Sale Signs
Cute Garage Sale Aprons
Flirty Aprons — Uniquely designed to flatter all body types from PETITE to PLUS SIZE, these high-quality aprons have a darling flirty cut, adjustable neck ties and long waist ties that you can tie in an ample bow in the front or back of your apron.
Counterfeit Detector Pen w/ UV Light Cap + 2 FREE Pens - $8.62 — $850 billion dollars of mostly twenty and 100 dollar counterfeit bills floating around the U.S. makes it pretty risky to accept large bills at your Garage Sale. But refuse cash, and you risk losing customers. Fortunately, today for less than $10 you can buy the same type of counterfeit detection device that bank tellers use. This Dri-mark counterfeit detection pen is our favorite because it has two effective tests for detecting bad bills in one convenient pocket size pen. It's also really easy to use. A quick pen stroke authenticates U.S. currency paper. (If it turns dark, the bill is fake.) And a powerful UV light reveals the hidden security strip. Detect one bad twenty dollar bill and the product has paid for itself.
Garage Sale Caddy
Personal Folding Shopping Cart — I use a personal shopping cart to keep my hands free at garage sales so I can shop. Some garage sale hosts give you plastic grocery bags to help you carry purchases, which I really appreciate. I'll slide them up my arm and keep shopping, but eventually, they get too heavy -- especially at Neighborhood Garage Sales when I'm too far away from my car to jet back and stash what I've bought so far.
Besides being lightweight and rust resistant, what I like about this particular personal shopping cart is how easily it folds flat and fits in my car trunk where I store it until next time. The double baskets are really handy, too. I put my purse and large-ish garage sale finds in the big basket and my wallet, breakables and small valuables that I want to keep a close eye on in the rear-facing smaller basket. It's been a real game-changer for me.
Free Pickup of Donated Garage Sale Leftovers
SATRUCK.ORG — Free pickup of donations. It's easy to schedule a time for the Salvation Army Truck to come to you! You can specify whether your items for donation are out on the curb ready for pickup, or if you would prefer for the driver to ring your doorbell and speak to you first.
TheThriftShopper.com — TheThriftShopper.com's National Thrift Store Directory makes it easy for you to find charity resale, second hand, vintage and consignment shops in your neighborhood and any place you visit. Simply enter your zip code to find a thrift shop near you or browse more than 12,000 listings by State and City.
Flea & Farmer's Markets Directory — Market.shopify.com is an evolving list of markets searchable by state and city. Use it to scope out indoor and outdoor events in your neighborhood boasting fresh and organic produce, unique gifts, thrifted wares, antiques and other local goods. You can also sign up to be notified when new flea markets open near you.
Craft Show Directory — With over 100,000 event listings, Craftlister.com is the ultimate craft show directory. At Craft Lister you can find upcoming local craft shows, fairs and festivals within a one-mile driving radius of your location, or browse craft shows by region and state. Craft Lister also maintains a directory of more than 150,000 crafters and artists, event promoters, venues for rent, exhibitors, food vendors, entertainers, and more!
Live Auction Directory — Find auctions in your zip code! At AuctionZip.com you can search by zip code, keyword or category to find a local auction to attend in person or access live auctions around the world and bid from your computer right along with bidders on the auction floor. ** Free account registration required to participate in live auctions.
Garage Sale How-to
Help from Garage Sale gurus...
Garage Sale GalThe Garage Sale Gal's Guide to Making Money Off Your Stuff by Lynda Hammond (GarageSaleGal.com) is chock-full of how-tos, what to dos and pitfalls to avoid in selling (and buying) your stuff. Hammond gives advice on organizing and profiting from your own garage sales, how to successfully buy from other garage sales, appraisal values and negotiating with pawn shops, estate sales, antique stores, flea markets, eBay, Craigslist and Etsy.
Garage Sale GoldNamed one of the 2014 Amazon Editors' Favorite Books of the Year, Ava’s Guide to Garage Sale Gold by Ava Seavy (GarageSaleGold.com) teaches you everything you need to know about having a garage sale and making the most money. The book includes insights on selecting items for sale, pricing items, marketing and advertising your sale, and negotiating sale prices.
Garage Sale MillionaireThe Garage Sale Millionaire, by Aaron LaPedis, will change the way you see garage sales forever. Garage sales, thrift stores and storage auctions can be gold mines if you know what to look for and The Garage Sale Millionaire is packed with insider tips that will help you find lost treasures, hidden gems and coveted collectibles which, upon resale, can yield a fortune. Newly revised and updated, The Garage Sale Millionaire also tells you how to hold the greatest garage sale ever.
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Used Furniture Value Calculator — If you know how much your furniture was worth when you bought it, the Furniture Calculator at Splitwise.com can give you a good idea of what it's worth now.
Percent Off Sale Price Calculator — Exactly how much cash will you need to buy the tufted headboard marked 75% OFF at your neighbor's garage sale? Use the free online calculator at Percentoffcalculator.com to quickly determine the final or discounted price in dollars (as well as dollars saved) when a percentage discount is applied.
ManualsLib — Second-hand appliances and electronics don't always come with the user manual. Fortunately, ManualsLib.com allows you to view and download pdf user manuals for more than 1,600,000 products by 43,462 brands . It's absolutely FREE and there's no signup required.
Consumer Reports — Find the Top & Worst Rated Products Unbiased Tests, Ratings & Reviews
Virtual Room Planner
Free Online Room Planner — The Make Room from Urban Barn is a free online room planner that you can use to find the right spot for all of your fab furniture finds in any room of your house! Instead of moving heavy furniture around to see what fits where, the Make Room web app allows you to re-create you floor plan and and furnish it with their example designs or from scratch. When you're done you can save your space, email it, or print it out and use it as a shopping list.