A lot of people have garage sales in which they only make a few dollars, no matter how much “treasure” they may be trying to part with gainfully. And unfortunately, far too often this results in a day that can only be described as “lazily exhausting” to the person involved in it. But then again, you do have other options, especially when you live in a housing edition where there are a great deal of garage sales which are going on at the same time as yours could be. Obviously, having a mass garage sale is going to draw in a larger crowd than one lone garage sale possibly could. Just keep in mind that a lot of times, the sellers are not selling all that much. This is why you can consign things to them.
When you have a great many garage sales in a small geographic area, the ambitious deal hunters park in a spot that will allow them to get out quickly and easily (they love to plan ahead), and get to work walking from one “sales floor” to the next one. In this case, a lot of sales are going to draw in a fairly large number of people, many of whom may even be living in the same complex. What you can do to profit by both a large crowd and a large number of sellers is to consign all of the items that you want to sell to these various sellers, based upon who has the least items of their own to sell on that day.
While it might sound complicated, all you have to do is talk to the people in your neighborhood a week before the sale. Ask them how much they are likely going to be selling, and if it is not a lot, ask if you can put your stuff with theirs and split the proceeds. This way, you do not have to be there.