Spring is right around the corner and with it comes good Yard Sale weather. Whether it’s a moving sale or Spring cleaning, a Yard Sale is a good way to make money from those things you no longer want in your home. Yard Sales are allowed within Pinegrove; however, there are a few small guidelines that need to be observed.
* Date and Time. You will need to inform either Tim Chestnut or HOA board member of your planned date and time. This will allow them to arrange for someone to open and close the front gate during the times of your event. In some rare instances, the HOA may have a conflict with the date, but this is usually due to a Property wide event already being planned. This could be something like paving the driveway or having the Yard Crew out. Things of this nature don’t happen very often, but by letting the HOA/Tim know, you can cut down on any conflicts.
*Tables / Displays. You will responsible for your own tables, displays, and setups. Unfortunately, Pinegrove does not have these sorts of items on hand for loan. The use of any tables or chairs from the pool area is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.
*Advertising. Signs are allowed to be placed; however, the use of nails on any wooden surface is prohibited. Tape or straps are allowed. You are responsible for learning and adhering to any and all City sign ordinances. Pinegrove is not responsible for any signs that are removed by the City of Myrtle Beach.
*Post Sale. You are responsible for all clean up and trash removal in the area effected by your event. Please do not throw away large amounts of items that simply did not sell. Local charities or aid groups can use these items. Piles of debris or a clogged dumpster is something we cannot use.
If you have any questions, contact Tim and he can walk you through the process.
As far as preparing for your yard sale:
* Make sure you plan for a back-up date, just in case of bad weather on your first choice. Some people plan to avoid holiday weekends, while others prefer to have their Yard Sale while large numbers of tourists are in town. There is no one correct answer.
* Advertise. Use various methods to advertise your sale. Social media is a real big deal now. Craigslist, Facebook, Twitter, and all the others can be a fantastic tool to get the word out. Don’t forget your local paper. There are a large number of people who still use the local weekend edition of the paper to find Yard Sales. It does cost money to have your ad listed, but it can pay off in the long run.
* Signs. Signs are fantastic to place, but be very careful where you hang them. The City of Myrtle Beach has very strict rules on what and where a sign can be placed. Standard sized paper ads in the local stores and on bulletin boards is a very good idea as well.
* Display Your Clothes. Make sure to wash and fold any clothes that you may have for sale. Try to keep same sizes together.
* Boxes. If something is in a box, you may want to take the item out and place it beside the box. People will sometimes over look an item rather than open a box. Furthermore, you don’t want your box to become damaged just because a lot of people handled it throughout the day.
* Change. Make sure you have plenty of small bills and/or coins to make change for a purchase. Plan ahead. Get extra $1′s and $5′s.
* Start Early. The early bird gets the worm and that especially applies to a Yard Sale. Most of the dedicated crowd will be out at Sunrise. You will most likely see most of your people within the first 3 hours after the Sun comes up.
Hope this information helps when you are planning your next Yard Sale.