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GARAGE SALE WEEKEND in LAKE ARROWHEAD on LABOR DAY WEEKEND, 2008

(This is an updated post from Memorial Day).   MEMORIAL 2009 GARAGE SALE WEEKEND 

 

  1. Twice a year, Lake Arrowhead and surrounding mountain communities have "Garage Sale Weekend." We have one on Memorial Weekendand one on Labor Day Weekend. This past Memorial Weekend, we got RAINED out, which was unusual.   But the weather-people are predicting that this WEEKEND is going to be fabulous!

In our mountain communities, having GARAGE SALES these two weekends (and any other for that matter) gives the full-time and part-time mountain residents a chance to clean out, clear out, declutter and make a few bucks. Since 50% of our home-owners are "weekenders," this is PERFECT for them. Especially IF they are selling their cabin/home. Instead of packing up unwanted pieces of furniture and other household items, they can help someone else who has purchased a place and is looking to furnish it without buying all new furnishings or having to haul it up here. DID I mention RECYCLING?  Garage Sales really are the BEST way to recycle.

Here are a few tips that may help you have a successfulGarage Sale. 

  1. ADVERTISE--in your local newspaper, You Tube, Craigslist 
  2. SIGNSdirecting people to your sale. Put on your creative hat: whatever you use (cardboard, etc)Write BIG, BOLD and CLEAR.  Include: date, time and address. Use directional arrows >>>>. (Make sure it is okay to put up signs in your area) 
  3. CLEAN/WASH/WIPE DOWN items for sale. They'll look better and sell faster.
  4. PRICE ITEMS THE NIGHT BEFORE; use stick-on labels, A bright COLOR is good.
  5. SET UP ITEMS in some orderly fashion: Shoes in one spot, dishes is another, clothing in another, etc.
  6. WAIST HIGH tables--Make it easy for YOUR customers to check out the goodies. Bending and crawling around on the ground, just isn't that much fun. Clothing should be on hangers and hanging at eye-level.
  7. GO TO THE BANK and get $100 worth of change: ones, fives, tens and coins.
  8. SET UP A TABLEwhere customers can come and pay for items. KEEP jewelry here and other small valuables.
  9. WEAR a fanny pack;  This can be your CASH REGISTER
  10. THINK LIKE A STORE OWNER.
  11. Most important...HAVE FUN!!!!

Get a copy of the MOUNTAIN NEWS  for the MAP of GARAGE SALES

Check here for LOCAL WEATHER   Gonna be PERFECT (8/29/2008)

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Comment balloon 8 commentsKat DeLong • August 26 2008 11:14AM

Comments

Oh, how I love a good garage sale!  Can't wait...

Posted by Greg Steffens (Mountain Country Realty) over 10 years ago

Greg: LOL...me too!  I think the weekend is going to be awesome.  Hope you have a productive one.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 10 years ago

Kat - my neighborhood does garage sales as well once a year, and it is a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and community.

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago

Sharon: So true...great for networking, I believe.  Hope you have a super Labor Day Weekend!

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (Wheeler Steffen Sotheby's Int. Realty) over 10 years ago

Kat - you have a great Labor Day weekend as well . . . I cannot believe it is the end of summer. Enjoy your weekend and hope iti s productive!!!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 10 years ago

Kat,

Oooooooh!  How I love garage sales!  I'm just thinking about bringing all of my STUFF up the hill this weekend and sit out front of the house with a tall cold glass of lemonade!

Posted by Michelle Pimentel, ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging (Empire Home Staging Solutions) over 10 years ago

Michelle:  How about selling lemonade?  You'd make a ton of $$$.  All kidding aside, this will be a killer garage sale weekend, because Memorial Weekend was a dud...people still have all their good junk to get rid of.

Posted by Anonymous over 10 years ago

I have a home completely furnished - Selling Living Room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room, and hot tub. 

E-mail me if you're interested...davidarobertson1@me.com.

 

Posted by David over 9 years ago

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