What do you call them? Here they're usually called garage sales. Back home, they were mostly called yard sales, but some of the older folks would sometimes call them tag sales. My neighbors and I are having one over the next few days. I'm only putting in a few items so far, because most of what I'm selling isn't suitable for that venue, but I'm going to go digging around later and tomorrow, since there won't be as much traffic on a Thursday or Friday in this neighborhood. I guess the custom now is to hold them on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, but in this area, it's pretty much 2 days of sitting in the sun without much traffic, then a decent day on Saturday.