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!

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doily collection

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vintage enamelware pot

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black chandelier

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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

4 Comments

  1. Tim@DesignMaze August 21, 2014

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

    Reply
    • Jordana August 21, 2014

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

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • Jordana August 21, 2014

      Thanks! We need a bit of luck and sunshine!

      Reply

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