Before the holidays are upon us, we’re on a mission to declutter the home before we can even think about making room for the Christmas tree or any new presents that might come our way. Let’s say farewell to old toys, out-grown clothes, and (ahem) all the Halloween decorations that we have yet to put away before we can focus on the big winter holidays ahead. But what to do with all this STUFF?

VarageSale is the newest way to sell and buy new and gently used items in the local community! You can login to this virtual garage sale to sell items in an easy, safe environment. And it’s completely free to use, and available on iOS, Android and online at

Find Local Deals. Earn Extra Cash

VarageSale was founded in 2012 by a former elementary teacher, Tami Zuckerman, 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.

VarageSale is available in local communities across 42 states, including the following Austin-area communities:

Get a quick little overview of how VarageSale works from a mom who knows how to make the most of this app:

Our Do512 Family team was curious to try out VarageSale for ourselves. We know the time, effort, and hassle it takes to host our own home garage sale. Not going to happen. And we have our reservations about posting to some other online classified sites after some unsuccessful past interactions on Craigslist, etc. So we were curious to see how VarageSale could be different.

find-deals (FB, TW size)

The one thing we all agreed upon is that there much more sense of trust on VarageSale because you can login with your Facebook account and browse member profiles to see real names and photos of real moms like us, who have been vetted and approved to join the buying and selling community by local admins and moderators. Items for sale in our Austin neighborhoods include things like clothes, jewelry, baby gear, electronics, household items, books, etc. (Our content manager was excited to find a super cute jacket just in time for cooler weather, offered for such a great price.) We found it very easy to email back and forth with sellers when we found items we wanted to buy. The interactions were quick and worry-free.


So, if you’re ready to clean out your closets and rid yourself of items that are just taking up space, you can give VarageSale a try and make some cash for your stuff. Or login and browse, and you might just find yourself a great bargain!


Because VarageSale is new to the Austin area, they are offering a really sweet promotion right now that could win you a family vacation to Orlando FL! Check out the details:

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


  • New VarageSale sign-ups will earn $5 for every item they list for sale (up to 25 items). That’s potentially $125 up for grabs!
  • BONUS: every item listed for sale is also an entry into a state-wide contest to win a family vacation (up to 5 people) to the most magical place on earth in Orlando, Florida.


Super Shopper Promo Rules:

  • Must be a new VarageSale sign-up
  • New users must join one of the new Austin communities
  • Users get $5 per item listed for sale in one of the new Austin communities. Up to $125.
  • Items must be unique (eg. can’t list 25 pencils, or 10 pens and 10 erasers)
  • Limited to first 1,500 items per Austin community


Disney Contest Rules:

  • Offer available across all TX VarageSale communities
  • Users can be existing VarageSale users and new users
  • People have to list at least 1 item to be automatically entered into the contest
  • Winner will be picked at random
  • Contest ends December 31st at 11:59 CST

* 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. Disney contest is available to new and existing VarageSale users and is state-wide. Full terms at

Learn more about VarageSale and try it out at You can also get buying and selling tips on their blog and on YouTube, and stay connected on Facebook & Twitter.

Happy shopping and selling!