First Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale Brings Out Crowds of Shoppers

Written by Rebecca Schwarz

[6/9/15 NOTE: Cherrywood will host its 2nd Neighborhood-wide Yard Sale on June 13, 2015, and 40 households are signed up to participate]

The dust has settled on our First Annual Cherrywood Neighborhood-Wide Yard Sale, and it was a resounding success! There were shoppers in the neighborhood by 7:00 (there’s no discouraging early birds, I suppose), and things were really rockin’ by 8:00. It was great to de-clutter the house and see so many neighbors. My kiddos also made bank selling coffee, muffins and lemonade. Check out what some of our neighbors had to say.

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Erika: I had a successful time with my yard sale efforts! There was lots of traffic. I’m glad I did it!

Kristy: We ended up having two other families join us and did not leave our yard either because it was pretty much swarming all morning! We got rid of a bunch of stuff, met some neighbors and people from other parts of Austin, and had a really good time doing it.

Jennifer:  I visited several sales, and was impressed with the great stuff people had for sale. I bought a few things for my kids, but more for myself! I ran into lots of neighbors out shopping and had the impression that a significant percentage of the shoppers were from Cherrywood, which I thought was great.

And Stephanie: The event was great for us! Made lots of money, cleared out a bunch of stuff, and had a ton of fun.

I will be organizing this sale every summer; the date will be pegged to the Saturday before the summer bulky trash pick up date. Just like this year, I’ll send out plenty of email reminders. If anyone is interested in organizing a neighborhood yard sale before the fall pick up, let me know and I’ll share everything you need to know!

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