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Pick the right day of the week, month
Pick the right day of the week, month

Know which days of the week, month and year are most likely to attract shoppers.

"Saturdays are best here in North Carolina. In other regions of the country, it's Thursday," says Geralin Thomas, a professional organizer and founder of Metropolitan Organizing in Cary, N.C. She's also been featured on the A&E reality show "Hoarders."

A lot of people get paid on the 1st and 15th of the month and may have more money in their pockets on those days. If you live in a resort town, holiday weekends may attract tourists with spending money looking for bargains, Thomas says.

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