Treasure Hunting and Selling at Garage Sales Just got Easier

One woman's trash is another woman's treasure.

By on July 19, 2012

According to StatisticBrain.com, shoppers all over the U.S. visit 165,000 garage sales a week. With so many sales going on – and good sales, often under a dollar – how does the thrifty shopper know where to find the best deals, without wasting daylight?

There are a number of apps for smartphones and tablets that can help.

Apps, such as Yard Sale Treasure Map help those who know exactly what they are looking for by offering a keyword search. Garage Sale Rover allows you to view the neighborhood before setting the route and save favorite sales for route planning. Use iGarageSale to find sales near you in either map or list format. Browse sales for any given day or week.

Hosting your own garage sale is no piece of cake either, but if you’re looking for a good way to make a few dollars while cleaning out your closet it’s a great option. To expand your potential audience, consider taking your garage sale online with Easy Inventory, which automates the entire process and manages your inventory.

So, before you head out to your Saturday morning garage sale excursion, check out a few apps on your smartphone, it’ll help you save time, and maybe even find a few extra deals.