Here Are the Locations for Garage Sale Weekend
Southern Gables, Valley View, and Parkwest Ridge Community Garage Sale Weekend will be Friday May 19 and Saturday May 20. Both the Southern Gables Neighborhood Association and the Parkwest Ridge HOA will be promoting the neighborhood sale for all of Southern Gables and Parkwest Ridge together.
RESIDENTS HOLDING GARAGE SALES ARE ON THE MAP
… with addresses and any special categories of what they will be selling. This is a coordinated event with Southern Gables and Valley View: Between Garrison and Wadsworth, from Jewell Ave. down to Morrison Road, and Parkwest Ridge (west of Garrison, entrance from W. Jewell Place or W. Baltic Ave.
EVERYONE – HERE’S WHERE THE ACTION IS…
… for a link to a sale locator map that you can use on your phone. CLICK HERE.
You will also be able to pick up a paper copy at 8823 W Asbury Ave,
OR download & print a copy yourself HERE.
RESIDENTS – START NOW TO GATHER YOUR ITEMS
Here are some things to consider in getting ready for a successful sale.
Gather and sort items: Go through your home and gather items you no longer need or want. Sort them into categories such as clothing, electronics, household items, toys, etc. Clean and organize the items to make them more appealing to buyers.
Assign prices to each item based on their condition, age, and original value. Use stickers or tags to clearly mark the prices. Consider pricing items a little higher than your desired selling price to allow room for negotiation. Garage sale shoppers love to haggle, at least a little bit and sometimes “just for show.”
Organize your display: Set up a well-organized and visually appealing display. Arrange items in categories. Use tables, racks, and shelves to display items at different heights and create an inviting shopping experience. Group similar items together to make browsing easier for buyers.
Organize your supplies: Make sure you have things to run the sale as a business, such as tables, chairs, clothing racks, price stickers, tags, bags or boxes for purchased items, and cash to make change.
Create a welcoming atmosphere: Greet customers with a smile and be ready to answer any questions they may have. Be flexible with negotiations, but also know your bottom line for each item.
Stay organized during the sale: Consider track of sales by using a spreadsheet, notepad, or a mobile app. Record the items sold and the prices. This will help you calculate your total sales at the end of the day.
End of the sale: You might have to offer discounts toward the end of the day to encourage last-minute sales. AFter all, you’ve already decided these are things you’re better off without. Donate any unsold items to charity or make arrangements for their removal.
Remember, successful garage sales require a well-organized display, fair pricing, and friendly customer service. By following these steps, you’ll be well-prepared for a successful and enjoyable garage sale.
EVERYONE – FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MAY 19-20
We expect sale hours to be 8:00 to as late as 5:00, but sellers may vary their hours.
We hope to have lots of sellers and shoppers, friendly interaction, great deals, and lots of fun!