Robbie Johal's Annual Garage Sale - June 09, 2018 - 8:00 am
Every summer, Clayton home owners prep their garages and gather their used items to host a garage sale or yard sale and make some extra cash! Now, most homeowners who have ever hosted a Garage Sale will tell you the hardest part is getting exposure. You may have some great items for sale, but if your home doesn’t get enough traffic it won’t sell (sounds a bit like the real estate industry). Well, that’s where the Robbie Johal Annual Community Garage Sale comes in! It’s a massive garage sale in Clayton Heights hosted by homeowners looking to clear out some of their belongings.
Homes that want to participate RSVP to me and I create maps with the locations of homes and their full address. I take care of all the advertising for the event— which includes placing ads in The Province newspaper, the Vancouver SUN, the Leader, the Now, the Cloverdale Reporter, Craigslist, Kijii, and my website. Then, on the morning of the Garage Sale, I set up at Hazelgrove Elementary and pass the maps on to buyers! I also put directional arrows throughout the neighbourhoods drawing people to your house.
Over 50 homes participated in 2017 Clayton Community Garage Sale, so if you want to participate simply contact me with your address and I’ll put it on the map. The heart of a community can be measured by the involvement of its residents. So I think its awesome that Clayton residents can unite through local events, fundraisers, and a community garage sale!