Friday, June 1, 2018

Less than 12 Hours to Blast Off!!!

Less than 12 hours until garage sale starts !!!

The early bird shoppers and sellers will be out well before the 8am starting time trying to get a head start on the day...

Before I keep going...there is a lost dog in the neighbourhood. Her name is Lily and she is a very nervous Chihuahua wearing a pink harness and black leash. She could be hiding in someone's backyard or under a veranda. She was last seen this morning running in the lane north of O'Connor Drive between Donlands and towards Pape. Please reach out to me or call Doris at 416-425-3420.


It is all about the weather and looks like it is going to work for us tomorrow!!!!Don't forget your hat and sunscreen!!

There will be a Garage Couture pop up at 212 O'Connor Drive tomorrow. Mid and High end products! Bags, shoes and accessories with the proceeds going to charity. Lauren and Charlotte will be running the show....Do not miss this one!!!

The advertising has been massive this year!!!!! Even BlogTo picked up our event....Yeah!

Stay safe, stay fresh, have fun tomorrow!!! Share your stories and pictures with us here!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

3 Days and Counting!!!

Garage Sale is only 3 days away...
and the weather forecast has changed every day this week. The biggest wish is that the weather stays the same as the Saturday forecast showing today.

20 Degrees with almost no chance of rain is every garage saler's dream!!! Let's hope it stays like that !!! Fingers and toes crossed!!

Monday, May 28, 2018

5 Days and Counting!

Garage Sale Day is fast approaching! 

There are still garage sale packages and lawn signs available to those wishing to participate in this Saturday's sale. Yes, the action starts at 8am on Saturday, June 2nd.

For those getting organized for the sale, there is a trusty check list here that should help you to prepare for the sale.

Garage Sale Checklist


Select, clean, price, label and pack items for sale

Organize helpers

Organize tables and sale set up

Items to have on hand are: pens, markers, scissors, scotch tape, tape measurer and an extra long extension cord

Prepare or buy munchies and cold drinks for helpers

Have comfortable chairs around for helpers

Get Money from the bank (change and small denomination bills)

Have grocery bags available for packing up purchases for customers as well as newspapers for wrapping breakables

If selling clothes, have a full length mirror available for customers

Please note: You should make sure that all of this is done before the day of the sale. You will only have enough time to set up your items on the morning of the sale as there are ALWAYS early bird shoppers.


Please think about parking your car at the William Burgess School parking lot on the day of the sale. This will relieve some of the traffic congestion that we have experienced in the past.

Thank you.

                         May your day be full of Fun and Prosperity!

We are very excited to have new lawn signs and banners this year! Please reach out if you would like anything to help you with your sale!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Golden Triangle Garage Sale is just around the corner !!!!

June 2nd will soon be here and with that our annual massive community garage sale. Garage sale packages are still available and if you would like a garage sale lawn sign the week before the sale, just reach out. 

Yasmin at 33 Pepler will be having her famous bake sale and BBQ again this year! be sure to drop by. Her baking is outlandishly delicious!

Yasmin displaying her wares...

There is a special and enthusiastic family on Beechwood Drive this year and you won't want to miss them! They have kid's toys and books and two golf carts to sell among other things. They have been known to produce a good bit of baking as well. Stop by to say hello and see what they have on offer this year.

We can all start praying for weather and talking to the garage sale gods. It is ramping up to be a banner year yet again.

It you are supporting a charity, let us know about it and we will post. If you are selling special and unusual items and would like them posted, let us know. Looking forward to another successful garage sale!!! 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Spring is in the air!!!! (too bad about the temperature...)

Time to start thinking about this year's 

Golden Triangle Garage Sale !!!

March Break is over. Holiday time is done. Time to get to that Spring cleaning and with that your collection of wonderful items to sell at this year's Golden Triangle Garage Sale.

This year's sale will be held on Saturday, June 2nd from 8am until 2pm. As in previous years, the Salvation Army will provide a truck at 65 Pepler Avenue at 2pm until 4pm on the day of the sale to collect unwanted or unsold items. This is always a great donation day for the Salvation Army and a wonderful feel good day for everyone else.

Where did the idea of Spring cleaning come from your ask?????

Some researchers trace the origin of spring cleaning to the Iranian Nowruz, the Persian new year, which falls on the first day of spring. Iranians continue the practice of "khooneh tekouni" which literally means "shaking the house" just before the Persian new year.

Who would have known.....

Time for everyone to get on the band wagon and start sharing the garage sale date with friends and family and anyone else who will listen....please post on your social media whenever possible. It is true...posting closer to sale time will most likely be more productive but it is good to get everyone to mark it in their calendars now.

'Til next post....Happy Spring Cleaning!!!!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Garage Sale People!!!

Yesterday was an absolutely fantastic day for garage sale! There were many families out selling their wares along with lemonade, hot dogs, hamburgers and more.

Yes, this picture was in yesterday but I am biased as he is my grandson !!! :)

Loads of buyers came from far and wide to participate in our community event.

Annual trip from Oshawa to purchase this vintage sled. Great accent for the holidays!

Many interesting items were displayed for sale....

Giant egg shaped speaker chair. Could you imagine keeping this beast for all these years? Where the heck would it live?

Book exchange house (not for sale) surrounded by home made birdhouses (Are for sale) on Warland

The Scarborough Ice Raiders Minor Peewee A hockey team took over a corner of Donlands and Wolverton!!!

Team and Coach Rob raised over $1,100 for the team !!! Way to go team!!! What a fabulous group effort!

Yasmin from Pepler came down with a bad flu on Friday morning and was unable to get all her baking done. She is still not feeling great but recovering. Her loving family took over her annual bake sale and they were still able to raise $500 for Wellspring !!! Fabulous job!

Happy Faces all around!!!

The Salvation Army showed up early this year just after 1:00pm. They had a 3 tonne truck that was quickly filled up and a second truck had to be ordered. That truck then got half filled up! Way to go neighbours for a generous donation day for The Salvation Army!!!
 Two trucks from The Salvation Army

 Imperial helping Rob load donations into huge cardboard boxes

A shrink wrapped sofa delivered by 4 able bodied people

Imperial and Mario were awesome drivers and packers from The Salvation Army!! We hope to see you again next year!!

Special Thanks !!!

Thank you and a big shout out to all the folks that spread the word about the garage sale by inviting people to the FaceBook event and sharing and liking posts. Your help made a huge difference in the turn out, I am sure!

The sign man.... Joe Bortolussi, faithfully drives around every year after the garage sale and collects all the banners and signs. That is a huge job and it is greatly appreciated!!! 

John and Sheila Brazys are always helping at 65 Pepler Avenue. They are at the house by 7:00am and stay until the Salvation Army truck leaves at 4pm. Then.....this year, they invited us to their house for a lovely dinner of nicoise salad. How good is that! Thank you so much for all that you do!

Special thanks to all that helped at 65 Pepler. Vanessa, Michelle, Sheila and John, Sherran, Janet, Kevin, Paul and last but not least, my husband, Peter Carr. Without out his help and support, this event would not happen.

Great job folks and see you at garage sale in 2018!!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

What an Unbelievable Day !!!

What a successful day for the Golden Triangle Garage Sale!!! The weather was perfect, and everyone appeared to have a wonderful time. I am going to publish a full post tomorrow but thought it would be good to post a few pics from today until tomorrow happens.

No Description Needed here. 

Frank and his Grandchildren along with Frank's grown from seed vegetable plants. The weather has been too cold to get the basil going, says Frank.

Scarborough Ice Raiders Minor Peewee A Fundraiser. They brought in $1,100 !!! The entire team chipped in and put on an amazing sale on Donlands. Way to go team!!!

Till tomorrow...Everyone have a restful and relaxing evening !!!

Friday, June 2, 2017

12 Hours and Counting !!!

Well Folks, we are almost there!

The need for a weather forecast has ceased and it is time to get those tables set up and get things organized for tomorrow. 

Contents and Bake Sale on Beechwood

We got notification today that there is quite a sale happening on Beechwood. 15 Beechwood Crescent is having a contents sale. 3 Beechwood Drive (right across the street) is serving up best ever choco banana cake, freshly baked cinnamon buns, ice cold lemonade and more. Sounds and looks yummy!!!

Choco Banana Cake

Cinnamon Buns 

Safety Tips
I spoke with a member of the Toronto Police Department, and they made some good recommendation about safety while putting on a garage sale. Listed below are some tips that they shared. Hoping that everyone has a happy and safe sale tomorrow! :)

  1. Try to keep doors locked especially side doors as people get distracted easily.
  2. Purse and valuables should not be in plain view.
  3. Carry a fanny pack or something similar to carry your money. It is not advised to have a cash box that sits on a table.
  4. Do not accumulate large amounts of cash. Put excess cash in the house.
  5. Make sure you have enough people to assist you  on the day of the sale.
  6. Greet people and make eye contact with them as they approach your sale. That makes them less likely to steal from you.
  7. Higher priced items should be closer to the house, not at the sidewalk.
  8. Don't accept large bills due to counterfeiting.
  9. Keep the buyer's bill out until you give them their change and then put the bill away. That way, they can't say they gave you a 20 instead of a 10.
  10. Do not allow any strangers in the house for any reason.
  11. Put your garage sale package terms of sale notice up that says "Cash Only", "No Returns" and "Final Sale".
See you tomorrow everyone!!!!

1 Day and Counting !!!!

We have hit the jackpot with the weather !!!!! Take a look 
at this awesome forecast for tomorrow!!! It doesn't get any
 better than this!!!

Now that we are all sorted out with the weather, it is time for everyone to do some serious social media about the sale! We are down to the short strokes now and every little bit helps. Thank you to MaimuMolder, Annick Torfs, Sheila Brazys, Downsizing Diva, Vanessa Barker and everyone else who is promoting the sale!! 

I will check in later today with an update! Send me pictures and stories for posting.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

2 Days and Counting!!!!

Environment Canada has upgraded our weather forecast for Saturday! Looks like we will be needing our sunscreen and hats. Yippee!!!!

So, today, we bring out all the directional signs and sign stands and get them cleaned up and organized for Saturday. There are almost 30 signs that will be put up on Saturday morning. Nobody will have to wonder where this giant garage sale is !!!

Blank Photography Cards for Sale

Friend and local photographer, Sheila Brazys, will be selling her pre-packaged blank photo cards on Saturday! She is offering a Golden Triangle Special of 7 cards for the price of 6. All the cards in the packages will have different photos about nature and what it has to offer. She will be set up at 65 Pepler Avenue.

The Legion on Pape is having an open house

Not only is The Legion on Pape having a garage sale and a BBQ, they are having an open house for the public. Drop by and say hello! They are serving Peameal Bacon on a bun in the morning and moving to hamburgers and hotdogs in the afternoon. And, of course, they will be reasonably priced. The earnings from the BBQ will go to the Women's Auxiliary and those of the yard sale will go to The Legion, which is a Veteran's club. 

Looks like we are all well on our way to having another successful Neighbourhood garage sale! Send your notes and pictures to include in tomorrow's blog post !!!