Garage sales soon will sprout as quickly as daffodils.
A garage sale can be an effective way to unclutter a home and make money. Planning and the right mind-set will help pull off a successful sale, experts say.
"Have a variety of things geared to people with young children, something to appeal to men and decorating things for the home, kitchen or bath for women," says Liz Thiner of Sioux Falls, a seasoned garage sale operator.
Everything is important, including the date for the sale.
People tend to have more money at the beginning of the month so have a sale on a non-holiday weekend near a payday such as the first or the 15th of the month, says the Web site ehow.com.
If you don't have enough stuff, ask friends, neighbors and relatives if they want to hold a neighborhood rummage to drum up more business, Thiner says. "The more stuff the better the sale," she says.