The best thing about holding a yard sale in hot weather is the kids can also set up a lemonade stand and rake in the cash. The worst thing is, well, it's hot. But this is Evansville, this is what we do -- we hold yard sales in the summer.
And even people who think they know everything there is to know about having a yard sale might be surprised at all the great ideas, hints, and tips that are available. For instance, this gem: "Ever notice how hard a woman has to work to convince a man to stop at a yard sale? To solve this, set out an old lawn mower or power tools out front in plain view of the road, and you'll get more business." Brilliant! That's from the site of the "yard sale queen" (and she might actually deserve the title).
Other good sites with tips include Tipnut and OrganizedHome.
And be sure check out the books that give instructions and tips, too. We even have books that might help you come up with prices on your collectibles.
The Garage Sale & Flea Market Annual might help you set your prices.
Once Upon a Garage Sale tells you everything you need to know to "make more money, get rid of more stuff, and otherwise succeed at your garage sale." Also check out "Garage Sale Mania! : How to Hold a Profitable Garage, Yard, or Tag Sale."
Are you a yard sale seller? What are your tips? And if you're a buyer, tell us about your bargains!