People who know me well know I love to go to yard sales. I have a collection of collections to showcase all my bargain buys. For a while I could never pass up a vase, after that it was blue glass, then country style pictures, and … well you get the idea. I was trying to come up with the killer app where I could make millions and it was no surprise that Elaine suggested “Why don’t you make an app for yard sales? People are riding around in their cars going from yard sale to yard sale. It’s a perfect app for a mobile phone.”
I did my due diligence and found Yard Sale Treasure Map YSTM launched in February of 2009 and has since become the most popular garage sale mapping tool on the web. The value of YSTM comes in the intuitive way they show you the ads posted on Craigslist. I just look for the ones near my house however you can also design routes and then select the “Google Maps” button on the “Planning” tab to send this data to a google maps page. It’s a free download on Google Play and Apple App store, $2.99 for the commercial free version. You can also use their website to plan your route and sync it later with your iPhone or Android.