Rochester NY Garage Sales

Apr 8, 2017

Many have their spring cleaning well under way.  Just in time to get ready for warmer weather and Rochester NY Garage Sales!  We have some handy tips on how to find them, how to negotiate and how we might save you time!

Looking for some tips on how to be a good garage sale-r? Here are some great ideas:

1  Your manners can go a long way! Being friendly and courteous is not just the right thing to do, it also may encourage a seller to work with you on pricing.  They might even give you package pricing if you buy more than one item. And, if the garage sale-ing is a family event, be mindful of your kiddos and make sure they don’t grab or touch what they are not supposed too.

2.  It’s good to be on time for a sale; that way you get the first look at items but don’t show up before the sale starts!  Remember, garage sales are different than estate sales.

3.  Bring a nice, sturdy tote- you’ll never know what you’ll need to carry and sometimes a grocery bag just isn’t going to cut it.  Decide on budget and what you’re looking for and stick to it.

For more tips, be sure to check out this website.

There’s an App for That

If you need to get organized to up your garage sale game, there are some great apps to choose from.   Yard Sale Treasure Map was mentioned in several articles as a go to app.  Check out their Facebook page to get the scoop.  An updated version is on it’s way!

We also noticed that the Yard Sign GPS app looked good too.  Here are some more details:

Yard Sign GPS app (iOS) – makes local search more local! The app has an understandable menu. Here are some useful categories:

Construction / Trades; Political/Advocacy; Garage/Yard Sale; Rental; Vehicle; Events; Fitness; Fundraising and Other.

It is the first mobile app which allows you to find out garage sales, services, offices, bulletin boards and so on. In this way, your don’t need to search the Net choosing the right information. You simply can tap on a yard sign icon, and you’ll be instantly directed to a current photo of a local event, service or sale. It is free.

At Rochester Design Center, we understand the value of a find.  Items can be re-imagined and re-purposed.  We have a fantastic network of artists, vendors and more. Come see what we have discovered!  In addition, we will give you the added touch of design that you just won’t find anywhere else.  What pieces will fit?  What style will be the one that truly helps you embrace your space?  Understanding you vision is so important.  We don’t want your purchases ending up in the next garage sale.  Contact us today!