Submitted by Rachel on 04/6/19 - 9:00 AM, Posted in Stoneleigh Event
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The annual Stoneleigh Spring Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 6, with posted times from 9am-12pm. The rain date is Sunday, April 7. We will advertise on craigslist.com, Nextdoor, neighborhood Facebook group, and with signs posted on York, Register, and Stevenson the week of the sale.
Contact Phoebe Evans Letocha at PAEL73@yahoo.com or 410- 258-3140 if you have any questions or if you want to spread the word that your block is participating. A list of participating blocks will be distributed by email the week of the sale and on craigslist and Nextdoor posting.
New to the Yard Sale this year, First and St Stephens United Church of Christ, which is located in Stoneleigh, will also be participating.
If you don’t have stuff to sell, you can still participate by walking around the neighborhood and picking up some great deals.
Early bird dealers may arrive by 7:00 or 8:00 to prowl for collectibles, jewelry, tools, and other antiques. So set up early and be prepared for experienced bargainers if you have stuff they want. Otherwise set up by 8:30 for the first wave of regular customers.
Clear out your closets, attics and basements and turn your unwanted stuff into cash. Kids can turn old toys into spending money. Team up with a neighbor and sell your stuff together. People are more likely to stop if they see a bigger sale or several close together. Let shoppers know which streets are participating.
Price your stuff with stickers ( 25¢, 50¢, $1, etc). Be prepared to bargain. Stock up on quarters, ones and fives for quick change. Use a fanny pack or deep pockets to keep your cash, instead of the risk of an unattended cash box. Periodically secure bigger bills by locking them inside the house.
If you are selling electronics, test them to see if they work. Baby gear and cloths, kid toys and games, sports equipment, household items, tools, and books, all sell well. Motivated sellers can get rid of old furniture if the price is right. If you absolutely want to get rid of something, give it away. There is no cost to participate, just drag your stuff outside on Yard Sale day. What doesn’t sell can be donated so it doesn’t have to go back into your basement.