Canada is a country that knows how to host a good garage sale. Garage sales are deeply ingrained summer traditions in Canada. There are several key features to tend to if you want to host a successful garage sale in Canada, however. There are seasons, times of day, days of the week, types of weather and other factors that can positively or negatively affect your Canadian garage sale.
- The summer season is the time of year to host a garage sale in Canada. This is for obvious reasons. Canada is very far north on the globe and is subject to harsh winters. Canada’s spring season and fall season can also be very cold and dark in a number of places. By planning your garage sale for summer, you will guarantee long daylight hours and will greatly increase the likelihood of good weather.
- Consider the time of day and the day of the week you are holding your garage sale. Most people hold their garage sales on weekends during usual business hours. This is smart, considering that daylight hours in Canada are long during the summer and many people who frequent garage sales, particularly seniors, enjoy starting their days early. Weekends are logical simply to ensure that people are not working instead of shopping.
- It is very important to watch the weather forecast and be willing to change the date of your garage sale if the forecast is bad on your scheduled garage sale date. Weather in Canada, especially near mountains, can become ugly quickly and it is wise to be prepared for anything.
- Advertising your garage sale is very important to its success. A garage sale cannot do well if no one knows about it. This is why signs on street corners and ads in newspapers and on websites is important. In Canada, garage sale season is short, so when it arrives, the whole community is actively awaiting them. When it is time, they will be looking for advertisements for garage sales.