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Garage and Yard Sales – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Welcome to the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! This monthly feature is a chance for you to share your best blog posts and learn from your colleagues in the organizing industry.  Our topic this month is Garage and Yard Sales, and we’ve got lots of great tips here for folks who are planning to hold a sale or trying to decide whether it’s worth their while.

Garage and Yard Sales – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

I’m thrilled to announce that Ramona Creel is our newest Professional Organizers Blog Carnival Superstar Blogger! This is Ramona’s 25th time in the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, so please join me in congratulating her by reading her post How To Hold A Profitable Yard Sale. Be sure to let her know you found it here!

You’ll probably want to settle down with your favorite beverage as you check out the rest of this month’s submissions, which are listed below. Take the time to grow your network by connecting with the other participants on Twitter or through their blogs.

Linda SamuelsDecisions, Clutter & Tag Sales

Melinda MassieGarage Sale Tips

Julie StobbeGarage Sale Season – Here are Some Tips

Janine AdamsTalk about your cash in the attic

Angela Esnouf – Why I’ll Never Have Another Garage Sale

Clare KumarTen Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Nancy BorgDoes Your Car Fit in Your Garage?

Hazel ThorntonHave a Garage Sale…If You Must

Laura WittmannThe Ultimate Garage Sale Tips Collection

Amber Kostelny-CussenPlanning & Running Your Garage Sale

Ellen DelapOnline Garage Sales

Tracy K. Pierce5 Reasons NOT to Hold a Garage Sale

Jacquie RossHow to Organize a Yard Sale and Clear the Clutter

Deanne KelleherIllegal garage sale items….

Jeri DanskyGarage Sales – Love Them or Leave Them?

Beverly CogginsOrganizing Your Garage Sale

Margarita IbbottHave you tackled your garage yet?

Rashelle IsipOrganizing Tip: Quiz – Should You Hold a Garage or Yard Sale?

Thank you so much for being part of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival! Whether you’re a participant or a reader, your support has kept the Blog Carnival going strong for four years now.

July’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival will be sponsored by Pliio, and will be all about Travel. If you’ve already blogged about Travel, feel free to go ahead and submit your post now, while it’s on your mind. If not, you’ve got until 10:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 15 to write your post and submit it for the next Blog Carnival, which will be published on July 16.

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7 Comments

  1. Linda Samuels on June 11, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Wow, Janet! You’ve done it once again. What a fabulous collection of posts about garage sales. Even though we just held one last month, I can’t wait to read all these great ideas from my colleagues. The titles alone are enticing. Thank you, Janet for providing this a common topic to share.

    • Janet Barclay on June 11, 2013 at 11:43 am

      And thank you, Linda, for your excellent contribution! I am always delighted (though not surprised) to see the wide variety of approaches there are to a similar topic.

      I think next month’s topic TRAVEL will be a popular one too!

      • Linda Samuels on June 11, 2013 at 12:10 pm

        This topic in particular is really fascinating to see how polarized people are about tag sales. Some seem to actually hate them and others see the value. Who knew there would be such strong thoughts on this topic?

        Love the sound of next month’s topic: Travel. I can only imagine the awesome collection of posts that you’ll get. Can’t wait!

        • Janet Barclay on June 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm

          You’re right, Linda! I was expecting a lot of tips around organizing garage sales, and was actually started to realize how many professional organizers see them as a bad idea – and I have to admit they made some good points.

          • Linda Samuels on June 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

            Life’s full of surprises, isn’t it? 🙂



  2. Ron Whitaker on June 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Thank you for the comprehensive list of yard sale articles.

    I sponsored my own yard sale once. It’s a lot of organizing and work, but I actually made some money on it.

    An organization I belong to also has bi-annual yard sales and it’s a great way for fund raising for nonprofits!

    • Janet Barclay on June 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      I’ve been involved in large fundraising sales too, and I think it’s even more important in those cases to have a plan in place for stuff that’s left over at the end.

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