When I informed my husband last summer season that I intended to toss a large weekend break garage sale, he took in the news with his typical stoic resolve. He’s seen my cockamamy moneymaking systems before: the ebay.com store that quickly fizzled, the “resellable” cupcake stands from our wedding event that are still moldering in the garage, previous yard sales where I mainly chatted with next-door neighbors prior to carrying our stuff back inside. Expectations were not high. So this time, I actually functioned it. I promoted in advance on Craigslist and in neighborhood documents, placed a sign in my yard days ahead, and prepriced everything so people would not need to ask. We made $700 in 2 days.