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  • Neon Hitch teaches us about yard sales September 17, 2014 It’s not too often that we come across a song about yard sales, but there we were in the gym and Neon Hitch’s song popped up on the video screen. This song isn’t entirely about yard sales — more about getting rid of stuff you don’t want and letting go of the past — but there’s ...
  • 5 tips for yard sales held in the fall August 27, 2014 Even here in southern Pennsylvania, the decline of summer is already evident in late August. The air is a little crisper. The greens are past their peak and kids are back to school. Those events usually herald the demise of the yard sale season. Sure, there are still some all the way through October around here, ...
  • The dish on selling food at yard sales August 20, 2014 One of the most common tips for hosting a yard sale is to sell some baked goods, drinks and other food along with your regular household items. For the most part, it’s a solid idea. You can make a decent return on your investment by selling food. Before you do, remember one thing — check with your ...
  • Al Roker’s yard sale tips July 16, 2014 We love to search around the web for great yard sale tips, and found a few interesting articles and videos worth your time. First up, check out this Weather Channel video, which offers a quick tutorial on doing everything right. http://www.weather.com/video/yard-sale-tips-49359 WE’RE FAMOUS, KINDA We were also amused by this video, because the screen shot features our logo. ...
  • Why aren’t yard sales later in the day? July 9, 2014 It’s practically a tradition that yard sales are held in the morning hours. Most people set their hours from 9 a.m. to about 1 or 2 in the afternoon. But have you ever wondered why yard sales never late in the afternoon? Well, even the wizened folks at Yard Sale Secrets don’t know exactly why, but ...
  • Forbes offers tips on yard sale gains and losses June 25, 2014 Kelly Phillips Erb, the so-called “Taxgirl” columnist at Forbes.com, recently posted an article talking about the tax consequences of having a yard sale, selling your well-used items and offering the remainder to a charity. Check out the article here. Now that you’ve read in, we at Yard Sale Secrets agree with what she’s saying. And really, ...