You say tom-ay-to, I say tom-ah-to...
Ah, the song said it so well. Whether you call it a yard sale or a garage sale is largely dependent on your region. Around here it bounces back and forth between garage sale and yard sale. But if you've ever watched Martha Stewart, up in Connecticut they call them tag sales.
Then of course in the mid-west they are sometimes called rummage sales, and churches frequently call them white elephant sales.
There are some definite advantages to actually holding your sale in a garage: you are sheltered from the effects of mother nature and if you're having the sale inside you don't have to worry about rain, which can be a problem in hurricane country! Plus you can set up ahead of time, and not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to set out your merchandise. So a "garage" sale will keep you from singing the title line in that song, "Let's call the whole thing off."
Of course, one of the benefits to the shorter words like "Yard Sale" or "Tag Sale" is that they fit better on signs. And readable signs are important! So important that we have two articles about how to make good garage sale signs.
So whether you're searching for maps to yard sales, garage sales, or tag sales, or if you want to advertise your yard sale for free, you've come to the right place!