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The Life-Changing Magic of Varage Sale

I recently went on a de-cluttering spree in my entire house, inspired with energy after reading the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

One part of the process of the “KonMari” method is holding each object and piece of clothing in your hands while asking yourself, “Does this spark joy?” It sounds a little kooky, but those simple words put into perspective exactly what I could put in the no-pile without the guilt of, “But it was so expensive.”

Since the de-cluttering has began, I have been left with a good pile of clothing and items that I plan to sell. However, selling items online can be a sketchy situation if one isn’t careful. And many sites are just a plain hassle to operate.

My prayers were answered when I came across VarageSale.



VarageSale was founded by a former elementary teacher, Tami Zuckerman in 2012 after she became frustrated using other sites to buy and sell online. She approached her husband, a programmer, and the two collaborated together to create something more user friendly with a better experience than existing classifieds sites or social networks.

What is VarageSale?

  • A platform to buy and sell new and gently used items with your local community.
  • They’re unique because the community is built around trust and real identities, which has resonated well with people, especially moms.
  • VarageSale is available in local communities across 42 states, and has millions of users.
  • VarageSale is completely free to use, and available on iOS, Android and online at VarageSale.com.

Why VarageSale?

I began using VarageSale so I could earn extra cash by de-cluttering my home and selling unused items, but there are several other benefits of VarageSale including:

  • Buying items at a fraction of the retail price (some up to 90% off!)
  • Shopping with confidence by browsing member profiles to see real names and photos which have been vetted by local admins and moderators
  • Getting to know your neighbors in a fun, social environment

The beauty of VarageSale compared to other similar companies is that the app uses location technology to sort the news feed based on what’s closest to you. The more people posting and shopping within a community, the more local your experience will be.

My very first posted item! A pair of boots my Texas boy quickly grew out of.
My very first posted item! A pair of boots my Texas boy quickly grew out of.


**Useful Tip: You can customize your newsfeed so that only the categories and items you care about, show up. No more wasting precious mommy time scrolling through unfiltered items!

VarageSale currently has 4 new communities right here in Austin!

These communities are live, and you can now start uploading items for sale:

Central/East Austin

North Austin

South Austin

SW Austin

**Limited Time “Super Seller” Cash Promotion and Family Vacation to Orlando Contest**

VarageSale is running a “Super Seller” cash offer for people who sign up to join either of these newly launched communities! Each new member will earn $5 for every item he/she lists for sale (up to 25 items). That’s $125 just for posting! As a bonus, every item listed for sale by a new user is entered into a state-wide contest to win a family vacation (up to five people) to the most magical place on earth…Disney World in Orlando, Florida*.

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*Super Seller cash offer available to new VarageSale signs-ups only, and only eligible in new VarageSale communities. Limited to first 100 new sign-ups per community. The Disney contest is available to new and existing VarageSale users and is state-wide. Full terms at terms.varagesale.com/tx


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