How to throw a chic garage sale

by Daisy Lewellyn, The Queen of Effortless Chic

Today continues my week-long peek inside my new shopping guide, Never Pay Retail Again: Shop Smart Spend Less Look Your Best Ever which can help you discover easy ways to become a super shopper, and also a mini entrepenuer. 

An easy way to make extra cash is by selling items from your wardrobe and house that are not being used any longer. I decided to take the old traditional garage sale and give it a makeover. Introducing the Chic Garage Sale! I know it may sound like an oxymoron, but trust me on this one. Follow easy tips on throwing a chic garage sale and your sales will blow through the roof. Shoppers are more inclined to buy more when a boutique is posh and attractive. Take the same philosophy and apply it to your sale. The more items you can get rid of…the more you have to buy new goodies. After all, one fashion girl’s trash is another style gal’s treasure.


Chic Garage Sale Tips:

  • Completely erase the vision of a traditional garage sale with rusty folding chairs and tattered sheets on a lawn
  • Decorate like you’re throwing a small outdoor summer party with bright colorful chairs and paper lanterns
  • Invite friends over for a small outdoor party and sell your items to them, as well as anyone passing by
  • Serve treats or beverages like zesty lemonade and cookies for an added special touch

Here are some great bold colorful items that can brighten your sale and help boost your sales:

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