1. What time should we begin?
This is your choice. The yard sale officially begins at 9am. Early shoppers begin prowling the neighborhood between 8am and 8:30am. These folks have generally been looking at the map listing line and are going to specific locations where they want to look at something in the listing. Activity begins to pick up around 8:45am near the flea market and everything is humming by 10am. The later you start, the less chance for that early sale and the less word-of-mouth buzz you will receive.
2. What time should we shut down?
This is your choice. Stay open as long as you feel it will be worthwhile. You will get some idea from the amount of traffic you see at your location. In general, things begin quieting down between 1pm and 2pm. Certain areas can stay busy longer.
3. Where and when do we pick up our signs and listing?
The packets, containing two signs, a copy of the map listing, and a questionnaire, will be available on the front porch of 1014 Winterton Street beginning at 8:00am on Saturday morning. They will remain available until 10pm. They will also be available beginning at 6:00am on Sunday. Please cross off your name, which are arranged alphabetically, from the list that will be with the packets. This way I know you received your packet.
4. Where can yard sale shoppers find maps and listings?
Listings will be posted online via a searchable map the morning of the sale, and a limited number of paper copies will be made available at main intersections throughout the neighborhood.
5. What is the questionnaire?
The questionnaire is a means by which you can provide feedback to the yard sale coordinator and the Highland Park Community Council about how you felt the yard sale went? There is a spot for suggestions on how we can improve the event for next year. Every rating and note provided in these questionnaires are reviewed and then summarized and presented to the Council during the monthly meeting following the yard sale. They do make a difference!
6. How many homes are holding yard sales?
This is a difficult question to answer. There are currently an unknown number of officially registered yard sale participants in the yard sale this year. There are an unknown number, probably in excess of 30, additional locations scattered around the neighborhood who have not signed up and are nonetheless having a yard sale. Please encourage these folks to join the yard sale next year. This event raises funds for the Highland Park Community Council, which in turn benefits the entire Highland Park neighborhood. Registered yard sale homes should have neon green yard sale signs and five (5) balloons displayed.