Got something to sell or a desire to buy something special?
Whether you have some items you're itching to part ways with or you've been searching across the Lower Mainland for something unique, a community-run garage sale in Vancouver offers the ideal place to do both.
Open to everyone in the Grandview Woodland neighbourhood, the Great Grandview Garage Sale provides locals with the opportunity to sell their items to numerous people on Saturday, June 17.
"It will be big and fun. This is the largest garage sale in all of Vancouver," explains the event page.
"And it will be an East Van good time for everyone from the vinyl junkies, to the lemonade stand tycoons."
Participants can register their residence on the event map and indicate what they'll be selling. On the big day, they can put a blanket out on their front lawn, put a table on their sidewalk, or just roll up their garage door.
Last year, about 125 people participated in the event.
Tips for sellers from the organizers
Collect your stuff. Go through your closets, storage space, and basements, and make a list of all the stuff you want to sell. Give them a good cleaning to help them sell.
Price it. Come up with price for each item, and mark it down. Tape & markers works well for homemade price tags.
Get lots of change. Garage sales transactions are mostly in cash, and it helps to have lots of small bills and coins on hand.
Get friends to help. Have a friend or two come to help you set up, make sales, clean up after, and make the day even more fun.
Spread the word. Tell your friends and neighbours. Post some of your incredible items on Facebook to get shoppers excited.
When: Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Where: Grandview Woodland area in East Vancouver, anywhere between Broadway and the Burrard Inlet, between Clark Dr and Nanaimo.
Cost: Free to participate
Have a look at last year's map.