Lakewood’s 2nd City-Wide Street Sale – Sign Up Today!

Lakewood’s 2nd City-Wide Street Sale is fast approaching (it will be held from June 23rd to the 25th) and this is a fantastic opportunity to clear the clutter from our beautiful Lakewood homes by making the decision to participate. It could not be easier and there is no cost to sign up, but you must do so by June 1st. Call (216) 521-0655 to register and your address will be added to the list of participating garage sales which will be available on-line. Choose the days and times your sale is open and post red, white, and blue balloons--that’s it! Last year, over 700 people checked the website on the first day of the sale and printed the list to plot their shopping.

Keep in mind that the object of a garage sale is to move out merchandise that we no longer use or need. My philosophy is to clear the clutter to create empty space, but with the excitement of finding new, fantastic functional items. I’ve done it for 20 years and some say this is my passion that I’ve turned into an art.

We all want a well-organized life, and one way to do it is to walk into each of the rooms in your house and simply visualize what you have not used in the past year. Those are the items that you put in a box and mark GARAGE SALE. If you don’t have enough for a sale, talk with your neighbors, family, and co-workers. Everyone has "stuff" they no longer use and are willing to sell. Combine it and you’ll be amazed how much merchandise you’ll have for your sale. So far, my mother, sister, and a few friends all want to buddy up for my sale. Great…bring it!

I would not miss this annual event to get my house and my life in order. No excuses. LakewoodAlive has made it so easy. This is a great time to clean out your house, socialize with neighbors, and best of all, anticipate finding the perfect new piece that will find its way into your home. Like the old saying goes, someone else’s trash can truly be your treasure. It will be three days of fun, fun, fun!

When your sale is over, be sure to visit the many local merchants having sales of their own all over the city. And, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th, H20 will be collecting unsold clothing at Lakewood High School. Clothing only; one day only. Be generous and donate.

Don’t forget, you must sign up by June 1st. Call (216) 521-0655 today. See you at Lakewood’s 2nd CityWide Street Sale, June 23rd through the 25th!

Nancy Patterson

Nancy Patterson teaches personal enrichment classes in Lakewood and several Cleveland-area communities. Email your de-cluttering dilemmas or questions to her at

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 2:53 PM, 06.01.2011