You have 11 days! Eleven days to organize that garage, closet or closets, the basement storage rooms and every other nook and cranny you have stuffed, overloaded and can’t close the door on any more. Eleven days until…THE SPRING AREA WIDE RUMMAGE SALES!
Can’t find a used dresser? How about that piano you’ve always wanted? Are you in need of some baby items for when the grandkids visit? Can you feel the excitement? In just 11 days’ time I bet you will get lucky enough to have those needs filled during the spring area wide rummage sales!!
Scheduled for May 6 & 7, the Spring Sales are full of opportunity. Opportunity for our residents to thin out their “stuff”, opportunity for residents to find some bargains if they are looking for just the right item or have a particular need and an opportunity to welcome visitors that come from literally miles and miles around to do just that.
Getting organized and cleaning out those closets or the garage can give you a newfound sense of order. Our office is planning for another busy time all over town as people sell their treasures! Information forms for your sale can be picked up at the Record Review. Your sale information needs to be back at the Record Review office this week by April 27. Our office will put together a brochure with the listings and a map primarily for rummage sale shoppers that visit our community to use. Local businesses advertise in that brochure which helps us to fund advertising of the event in area newspapers and over the radio. Rummage Sales brochures will be available at many local businesses or online. Those hosting sales will also have their ads printed in the Record Review with the map. Capitalizing on the ‘mass’ advertising helps your sale and our office does that work for you.
Visitors do come from all over. It amazes me the telephone inquiries our office receives on the dates of Rummage Sales weekend and stories that sometimes go with it. Groups of friends or families that come together to make the shopping experience – even spending the night in a hotel – which turns it into a mini reunion. People have been calling & emailing since January to get the date on their calendars. While we can’t control the weather (although some people think that I can), an early spring date means that we are the first in the region to have an organized community sale event. And that alone draws people that are die- hard shoppers who have waited all winter long for the rummage sale thrill!
So think about joining forces with a neighbor or friend and have a sale. Get your ‘team’ at home together to organize and purge all that you no longer need. Minimalize your belongings and improve your living space. Hosting a sale is a lot of work, but can be beneficial too. We all have things that are no longer of use to us but may be a needed item or a treasure to others. If you don’t want to have a sale, perhaps you need to get out there and shop! Who knows you may find a real treasure. Either way it is a win-win situation for you and for Barnesville.