Six (6) Tips for Sellers to Improve Your Garage Sale (from an addicted shopper)

Having a garage sale can be a lot of work – all that sorting and hauling and displaying and haggling… Let’s face it, this summer pastime is a commitment!  As a long-time garage sale shopper, I came up with six tips to make sure people will shop your sale. Advertise smartly Team up. Use your … Continue reading

Eight (8) of the Most Popular Items Found at Garage Sales

If you are a newbie to garage sailing, you may not know what to expect.  Just what kind of things can you find at a yard sale?  Truthfully, you can find almost anything at a garage sale.  But for all the beginners, here’s a list of the eight most common items I’ve seen at neighborhood … Continue reading

Garage Sailing: 13 Tips for shopping neighborhood sales

It’s that time of year again, when all your neighbors drag their trash and treasures out from the dark corners of their attics and basements and closets and put it out on display.  After years of only seeing the exterior of their home, now you can get a revealing glimpse into their lives – if … Continue reading

Seven Benefits of Buying Secondhand Clothing

Buying secondhand clothing has several benefits over buying brand new. If you aren’t convinced, read these seven reasons why you should consider checking out secondhand clothing on your next shopping trip. Author’s Note:  This article originally appeared on Helium almost 4 years ago, but the reasons still ring true today.  This is a quick overview of the basics – … Continue reading

Natalie’s Five Basic Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

Looking to build your wardrobe on a budget?  Try shopping at a second-hand, thrift, or consignment store.  Here are five tips to help you maximize your shopping experience. Author’s Note:  This article originally appeared on Helium almost 4 years ago, but the tips still ring true today.  This is a quick overview of the basics … Continue reading

Breaking the Thrift Store Stigma

Let’s face it – we all want to dress like we raided a celebrity’s closet.  But in this economy, who honestly has the extra wiggle room in their budget to afford those Jimmy Choo shoes or that adorable Alexander McQueen frock?  That’s why fashionistas across the United States are looking to alternative fashion destinations: the … Continue reading