Editor's note: This list by Jamie Simmerman originally appeared on the personal finance blog, MoneyNing It has been reprinted here with permission.

Summertime means garage sales — lots of ‘em. From visiting neighborhood garage sales to cruising the city in search of signs, garage sales can be a fun and frugal way to stock up on needed items. Hosting a garage sale can also bring in additional cash for items that you no longer need or want.

Here are some tips to make this year’s yard sale experiences profitable.