Make Weighted Wind Proof Garage Sale Signs

Make Weighted Wind Proof Garage Sale Signs

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Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 18, 2010

As the weekend approaches, street corners all across the country become flooded with signs giving directions to local garage sales. Although they're great at driving in traffic, all it takes is one windy afternoon to destroy hours of hard work. Keep the patrons coming with these simple weighted signs, we promise they're easier than drawing on poster board!

Maria over at Meck Mom, held a recent garage sale and instead of paying out more than $4 per sign at a local big box store, she decided to take matters into her own hands instead.

After rounding up a few shipping boxes and some left over from bulk store purchases, she set to work. With the help of some florescent paper run through a home printer, the verbiage was added and to help hold things upright during windy times she added bricks inside the boxes, though she also suggests using soup cans to do the deed.

We're thinking rocks from your yard or an abandoned lot, play sand (which could be donated to a local sandbox when all is said and done), or water bottles which would be recollected after the fact would also work.

Make sure to check out more garage sale tips over at Meck Mom and see more of this idea in action.

Thanks Maria!

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