Category Archive: Community Sale

17 Jul 24

Sustainability in Every Sale: How Garage Sales Shape a Greener Future

Hello, salers! As the days grow warmer and the sun shines a little longer, it’s the perfect time to celebrate garage sale season. Today, I want to dive into a topic that’s becoming increasingly important in our world: sustainability. And specifically, how garage sales are playing a crucial role in promoting an eco-friendly lifestyle. 

Imagine this: instead of heading to the store to buy something brand new, you wander through a neighborhood on a Saturday morning, exploring tables brimming with pre-loved treasures. Every item you pick up—whether it’s a vintage lamp, a jacket, or a piece of decor—represents one less thing that ends up in a landfill. By choosing to shop at garage sales, you’re actively participating in the circular economy. This means goods are reused, recycled, and given a new life, which conserves valuable resources and reduces the need for new manufacturing. 

The benefits extend beyond your individual purchases. Hosting a garage sale allows you to declutter your home in a meaningful way. Items that no longer serve you can find new purpose with someone else, reducing the overall consumption of new goods. It’s a simple yet powerful form of recycling—one that keeps usable items out of the trash and in circulation within your community. Plus, it’s a great way to connect with neighbors and share stories about the items you’re passing on. 

Garage sales also encourage us to embrace conscious consumption. Instead of impulsively buying new products, we start to think more critically about our purchases. We appreciate the value and history of second-hand items, fostering a mindset that prioritizes sustainability over convenience. Each transaction at a garage sale is a small step toward a more eco-friendly lifestyle, so shop, recycle, and have fun! 

Happy saling!

6 Jun 12

Community Garage Sales Help All

My favorite garage sales are those which involve multiple groups of folks who all band together and donate a portion of the proceeds to either a charity, community group, cause or any other type of group effort to raise money. It is a win win for all. Get rid of unwated stuff, recycle, make some money for yourself and donate to whatever the cause – be it raising money to send your kids on a sports outing, helping beautify a neighborhood, raise money for the needy, a church, whatever. It does not matter. What matters is that the community spirit of garage sales are what makes this country great and what helps  inspire the comraderie that keeps our fires burning.

Garage sales for groups are growing in popularity as the economy continues its lackluster performance and people all over are desperately needing funds. So don’t forget the community garage sale concept when you are thinking of fundraising ideas.  Get tons of helpful tips on my website

If you need immediate help, you can get my book Ava’s Guide to Garage Sale Gold on Amazon Kindle, if you can wait,  you can order on my website. I also have signs, labels and all sorts of things to help you with your sale.

I was at a great community garage sale this past weekend and took some photos  to share to inspire you.  My favorite is the girl scouts. God Bless America! Happy saling!