Event: Organizing a Garage Sale

It’s¬†going to be sunny on Saturday, right? It has to be! Why? Because I’m hosting my first¬†garage sale. It’s going to be extra exciting because I’m co-hosting it with Tim (of Design Maze).¬†We’re parting with some really lovely items, but we’ll be happy to see them move on to new homes.¬†Tim has¬†put together a great post with photos that I encourage you to check out. Let either of us¬†know if you want us to save you something or if you’d like to stop on by!


doily collection


vintage enamelware pot


black chandelier


metal container

If you’re in the Waterloo area on Saturday and would like to stop by, please let¬†me know. If you’re not in the area, but you’re willing to make the trip, then I encourage you to make a day out of it. Here’s my recommended itinerary for the day…
РStop by our garage sale (of course)
– Head to¬†St. Jacobs farmers’ market to pick up food and flowers
РBrowse around the St. Jacobs antique malls (and hopefully pick up a sweet treasure or two), take a walk around the village too
– Enjoy¬†a casual lunch at Taco Farm, a fancier lunch at Janet Lynn’s Bistro (in Belmont Village), or pizza and patio¬†time at Famoso
–¬†Stroll around Waterloo Park and stop to say hello to the zoo animals (how many white animals can you count?)
–¬†Have a coffee and treat break at¬†Vincenzo’s
– Tour the incredible architectural buildings around Uptown (e.g., CIGI Campus, Perimeter Institute)

Oh, and if you’re wondering how to go about organizing a garage sale, here’s what I recommend:

Рclean out closets (gather items throughout the year that you no longer use/need/like)
– clean every item
– price items reasonably (either individually or in groupings)
Рmake signs to post around the neighbourhood on the morning of the sale
– decide in advance the hours of the sale
– grab a few friends/family members to help
– tell your neighbours
–¬†get some¬†change¬†from the bank
– advertise on free websites like Kijiji and CraigsList
– wake up earlier than you think you need to wake up on the day of the sale
– set up tables in an organized and appealing manner – pretend you’re setting up a real store, presentation is important
– read through some of the websites about how to host a garage/yard sale


  1. Tim@DesignMaze August 21, 2014

    It will be so much fun!! It’s only 2 days away now ūüôā

    • Jordana August 21, 2014

      We’re going to have a great time, and we’re going to sell everything!

  2. Silvia Del Rosso August 21, 2014

    Good luck with your garage sale!
    Sounds like fun. I’ve done a few myself
    mostly for charity.

    • Jordana August 21, 2014

      Thanks! We need a bit of luck and sunshine!


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