ATTENTION YARD-SALE LOVERS

largeyard1Are you a yard sale junkie? Do you know someone who is?

Are you planning a yard sale, or to go out on a garage-sale shopping spree?

redbankgreen would love to hear from you.

We’re gearing up for the second annual Red Bank Townwide Yard Sale, scheduled rain-or-shine for Saturday, September 12, and we’d appreciate your input.


redbankgreen is the event’s primary sponsor, and will once again serve as its main information portal. Next month, we’ll be launching a dedicated webpage packed with everything both sellers and shoppers will need to know about this border-to-border shopping extravaganza that last year had 150 participating homes.

Yes, we’ll have printable registration forms (participating homes are asked to sign up for a $10 fee). And as we did last year, a day before the event we’ll also post a downloadable information packet containing lists of every participating home, special items, and a locator map.

(Why just one day before? To keep the most, um, avid shoppers from showing up a day or more before they’re supposed to.)

Meantime, we’d like to hear from readers who love yard sales.

• Do you have any unusual items you’ll be selling in the yard sale? Tell us what you’ve got. We’ll be giving plugs to some of the most interesting.

• What’s the best bargain you ever got at a yard sale? Ever found an overlooked treasure? Got any funny stories from yard sales you’ve held or visited? We’d love to hear your stories.

• Do you spend Saturday mornings going from one yard sale to another? Mind if we tag along with a reporter and a video camera?

•  Tell us what makes the experience of hunting for bargains in people’s yards and driveways special.

And as always, if you’re hosting a yard sale on a date other than September 12, let us know. Maybe we can help you generate some traffic. No charge.

Send it all by email, please. Thanks.