National Garage Sale Day is a great time to go shopping! And not at a store, but a real garage! An amazing holiday was created in order to find what you have been looking for, for a long time: furniture, books, electronics, jewelry, rare items, etc.
National Garage Sale Day was created in 2001 by Daniel Rhodes from Alabama. He observed his neighbors, who often held similar sales. On such days, many excited customers circled around their house.
The idea of garage sales originated in 1890, but it was run by the church and charitable organizations. In 1960, they were joined by residents of communities in need of additional income.
The solution is beneficial for both sellers and buyers – some want to profitably get rid of unnecessary things, others are looking for items at a lower price than in a store. It is also a real paradise for people who are looking for antiques.
- Garage sales are more profitable to hold on a Saturday;
- The average price of an item at such events is 85 cents;
- Craigslist, a popular American classifieds site, has over 5,000 garage sale offers;
- Some of the most popular items are old games and picture frames.
The main plus is the concern for the environment. Old things are not thrown away, but find a new owner and are reused.
How to take part
At National Garage Sale Day, you can both go shopping and become a seller! Conduct an audit at your home, perhaps there are items that are not needed?
Tell your friends and acquaintances about this day so the tradition does not disappear, but only spreads.
When is National Garage Sale Day celebrated in 2023?
National Garage Sale Day is observed on the second Saturday of August.