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Garage Sale Gurus

Stored under In the News on July 12, 2006 at 1:15 PM
Garage sales are no stranger to east Idaho. Sellers want to make a few extra dollars off their old stuff. And buyers are looking for a little garage sale gold.

Reporter Ashli Kimenker followed two women who have been going out every Saturday for 18 years, to learn the tricks of the trade.

Dena and Siri have been friends for over 30 years and every Saturday they go shopping together. But these two women aren't mall rats, they are garage sale junkies.

Over their 18 years of "garage sale-ing" they have learned a lot, and today they shared some of it with me. Dena earned over a thousand dollars at her last garage sale and told me how.

Dena Ruffridge, garage sale shopper: "Just be organized, have everything priced, clean. People will buy your stuff if it's been washed and cleaned and it looks like something you would want to buy at a store."

Garage sales can be a lot of work, so why should someone take the time of hosting their own garage sale?

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