Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Garage Sale People!!!

Yesterday was an absolutely fantastic day for garage sale! There were many families out selling their wares along with lemonade, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.

Yes, this picture was in yesterday but I am biased as he is my grandson !!! :)

Loads of buyers came from far and wide to participate in our community event.

Annual trip from Oshawa to purchase this vintage sled. Great accent for the holidays!

Many interesting items were displayed for sale....

Giant egg shaped speaker chair. Could you imagine keeping this beast for all these years? Where the heck would it live?

Book exchange house (not for sale) surrounded by home made birdhouses (Are for sale) on Warland

The Scarborough Ice Raiders Minor Peewee A hockey team took over a corner of Donlands and Wolverton!!!

Team and Coach Rob raised over $1,100 for the team !!! Way to go team!!! What a fabulous group effort!

Yasmin from Pepler came down with a bad flu on Friday morning and was unable to get all her baking done. She is still not feeling great but recovering. Her loving family took over her annual bake sale and they were still able to raise $500 for Wellspring !!! Fabulous job!

Happy Faces all around!!!

The Salvation Army showed up early this year just after 1:00pm. They had a 3 tonne truck that was quickly filled up and a second truck had to be ordered. That truck then got half filled up! Way to go neighbours for a generous donation day for The Salvation Army!!!
 Two trucks from The Salvation Army

 Imperial helping Rob load donations into huge cardboard boxes

A shrink wrapped sofa delivered by 4 able bodied people

Imperial and Mario were awesome drivers and packers from The Salvation Army!! We hope to see you again next year!!

Special Thanks !!!

Thank you and a big shout out to all the folks that spread the word about the garage sale by inviting people to the FaceBook event and sharing and liking posts. Your help made a huge difference in the turn out, I am sure!

The sign man.... Joe Bortolussi, faithfully drives around every year after the garage sale and collects all the banners and signs. That is a huge job and it is greatly appreciated!!! 

John and Sheila Brazys are always helping at 65 Pepler Avenue. They are at the house by 7:00am and stay until the Salvation Army truck leaves at 4pm. Then.....this year, they invited us to their house for a lovely dinner of nicoise salad. How good is that! Thank you so much for all that you do!

Special thanks to all that helped at 65 Pepler. Vanessa, Michelle, Sheila and John, Sherran, Janet, Kevin, Paul and last but not least, my husband, Peter Carr. Without out his help and support, this event would not happen.

Great job folks and see you at garage sale in 2018!!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

What an Unbelievable Day !!!

What a successful day for the Golden Triangle Garage Sale!!! The weather was perfect, and everyone appeared to have a wonderful time. I am going to publish a full post tomorrow but thought it would be good to post a few pics from today until tomorrow happens.

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Frank and his Grandchildren along with Frank's grown from seed vegetable plants. The weather has been too cold to get the basil going, says Frank.

Scarborough Ice Raiders Minor Peewee A Fundraiser. They brought in $1,100 !!! The entire team chipped in and put on an amazing sale on Donlands. Way to go team!!!

Till tomorrow...Everyone have a restful and relaxing evening !!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

12 Hours and Counting !!!

Well Folks, we are almost there!

The need for a weather forecast has ceased and it is time to get those tables set up and get things organized for tomorrow. 

Contents and Bake Sale on Beechwood

We got notification today that there is quite a sale happening on Beechwood. 15 Beechwood Crescent is having a contents sale. 3 Beechwood Drive (right across the street) is serving up best ever choco banana cake, freshly baked cinnamon buns, ice cold lemonade and more. Sounds and looks yummy!!!

Choco Banana Cake

Cinnamon Buns 

Safety Tips
I spoke with a member of the Toronto Police Department, and they made some good recommendation about safety while putting on a garage sale. Listed below are some tips that they shared. Hoping that everyone has a happy and safe sale tomorrow! :)

  1. Try to keep doors locked especially side doors as people get distracted easily.
  2. Purse and valuables should not be in plain view.
  3. Carry a fanny pack or something similar to carry your money. It is not advised to have a cash box that sits on a table.
  4. Do not accumulate large amounts of cash. Put excess cash in the house.
  5. Make sure you have enough people to assist you  on the day of the sale.
  6. Greet people and make eye contact with them as they approach your sale. That makes them less likely to steal from you.
  7. Higher priced items should be closer to the house, not at the sidewalk.
  8. Don't accept large bills due to counterfeiting.
  9. Keep the buyer's bill out until you give them their change and then put the bill away. That way, they can't say they gave you a 20 instead of a 10.
  10. Do not allow any strangers in the house for any reason.
  11. Put your garage sale package terms of sale notice up that says "Cash Only", "No Returns" and "Final Sale".
See you tomorrow everyone!!!!

1 Day and Counting !!!!

We have hit the jackpot with the weather !!!!! Take a look 
at this awesome forecast for tomorrow!!! It doesn't get any
 better than this!!!

Now that we are all sorted out with the weather, it is time for everyone to do some serious social media about the sale! We are down to the short strokes now and every little bit helps. Thank you to MaimuMolder, Annick Torfs, Sheila Brazys, Downsizing Diva, Vanessa Barker and everyone else who is promoting the sale!! 

I will check in later today with an update! Send me pictures and stories for posting.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

2 Days and Counting!!!!

Environment Canada has upgraded our weather forecast for Saturday! Looks like we will be needing our sunscreen and hats. Yippee!!!!

So, today, we bring out all the directional signs and sign stands and get them cleaned up and organized for Saturday. There are almost 30 signs that will be put up on Saturday morning. Nobody will have to wonder where this giant garage sale is !!!

Blank Photography Cards for Sale

Friend and local photographer, Sheila Brazys, will be selling her pre-packaged blank photo cards on Saturday! She is offering a Golden Triangle Special of 7 cards for the price of 6. All the cards in the packages will have different photos about nature and what it has to offer. She will be set up at 65 Pepler Avenue.

The Legion on Pape is having an open house

Not only is The Legion on Pape having a garage sale and a BBQ, they are having an open house for the public. Drop by and say hello! They are serving Peameal Bacon on a bun in the morning and moving to hamburgers and hotdogs in the afternoon. And, of course, they will be reasonably priced. The earnings from the BBQ will go to the Women's Auxiliary and those of the yard sale will go to The Legion, which is a Veteran's club. 

Looks like we are all well on our way to having another successful Neighbourhood garage sale! Send your notes and pictures to include in tomorrow's blog post !!!