Owners, Managers & Landlords
A Community-Wide Garage Sale
Everyone seems to have more clutter these days.
Extra stuff is crammed into closets, garages, and sometimes onto
patios and balconies. This can make for untidy and unsightly
Your July newsletter can be a great way to
encourage your residents to clean it up! If you manage a large
community, consider sponsoring a community-wide garage sale. You can
be responsible for choosing the date, placing ads in the
classifieds, and posting signs. On the big day, everyone can display
their wares outside, near their individual unit or in a common area
chosen for the event. It is not even necessary to provide
tables—blankets laid on the ground can be an easy way to display
goods for sale. Encourage your residents to stay after the sale is
over to help clean up by offering to host a cookies and lemonade
“After the Sale” party.
If you own several individual units or homes,
include a filler article with tips for a great garage sale in your
newsletter, along with a reminder that areas around their rental
homes should be kept clear of clutter. You might also consider
including the phone numbers of any newspapers in your area where
residents can place their classified garage sale announcements.
Finally, always include a way for the
“leftovers” to be discarded. Either arrange for a pick up of
items to be donated, or supply the phone numbers of agencies that
pick up unwanted goods.