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Garage sales are a great way to earn a little extra spending money. When I have done a garage sale, I am always able to earn a few hundred dollars. That is a considerable chunk of our holiday spending budget. My friend, Emily, wrote a great post with tips to holding a successful garage sale. I especially like #4 “Take what they'll give.”

I'll admit it. I'm a garage sale holdin' slacky. If I were to show you a picture of our basement, you would be like “Girl, get a sharpie and start pricing this stuff!” But, I haven't. We have taken more stuff to Goodwill recently just to get rid of it. I'd rather someone at least get use out of it. I'll be planning one for next summer for sure!

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About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

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