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Garage Sale Day: Shoppers hit neighborhoods for deals

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. (FOX 32 News) -

Friday is Garage Sale Day and you can get great deals by shopping them or you can make money holding one.

Dozens of homeowners in Naperville agreed to have garage sales on the same day and offered some tips on how to get shoppers to stop and spend.

The Nolans, on Bruce Lane in Naperville, use their long driveway to display the sale. They say by having it out near the street, shoppers are more inclined to stop.

Here are some other tips from the experts, confirmed by Better Homes and Gardens:

Post clear, bold signs. Use block letters and arrows. Add balloons to catch the eye.

Display your sale like a store would. If you're selling dishes, arrange a place setting,

Hang clothes on a rack if you have one.

Wash everything. You're getting rid of it but no one will buy it if it's dirty.

Have items for men. Golf clubs, tools give something of interest. (One homeowner put his motorcycle for sale near the garage.)

Be ready to haggle, whether you're a seller or buyer.

Have small bills and change on hand.

Provide bags.

Plug in electronics. If you show they operate, they'll sell.

Join forces with neighbors. If several houses have a sale, shoppers will come.

Entertain the children. Have a table with crayons and paper.

Offer freebies. Toss in something with a purchase. It makes people feel good.

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