Now that warmer weather is here, you’re about to start seeing lots of signs all over the city alerting you to upcoming yard sales.
It’s one of those signs of spring that make you all warm and fuzzy inside.
Because who doesn’t love a good yard sale? It’s the place to find some pretty neat and obscure stuff for a great deal. As the old saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
And in an effort to raise some money, GoodLife Programs & Activities is hosting a two-day yard sale (Friday and Saturday) – although it will technically be inside, which takes the guess work out of planning for the weather.
It all came about when the folks over at GoodLife started putting things aside that they didn’t need anymore. Soon the pile grew and grew, and sure enough someone brought up the idea of a yard sale.
“We had a ton of holiday decorations and it was too much, but we didn’t want to throw them all away,” said Susan Greenblott, director of development and marketing.
But you don’t just have to buy stuff to help them raise money.
If you have a bunch of items sitting in your garage that you want to get rid of, but don’t want to host a yard sale, you can rent a table.
Tables are $30 for one day or $40 for both, and you get to keep all the proceeds from your sales.
“We provide the tables, the chairs and the stickers to tag stuff, Greenblott said.
You can also donate your things and GoodLife will sell them for you, but they keep all the money.
What they’re looking for is small household items, antiques and craft stuff, but no furniture or exercise equipment.
Thursday is the day for drop-offs at GoodLife (254 North State St, Unit L), but just email Greenblott at email@example.com or call 369-6293 to let them know you’re coming.
The sale will be held both days from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“People are used to seeing yard sales on Saturdays, but weekends fill up, so we wanted to offer Friday, too,” Greenblott said.