2018 Citywide Garage Sale
Register for the 2018 City Wide Garage Sale Today!
This year the City of Hayward annual Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Registration is FREE and guarantees your address will appear on our downloadable map of sales as well as a live digital map on our website. Maps will be available online, at City Hall, and the Main and Weekes Branch libraries starting the Tuesday before the sale. To ensure that your address will appear on the map(s) of sales participants must register by Sunday, Aug. 5. Register by clicking below or by contacting Maintenance Services at 510.881.7745.
Pre-registration closes on Sunday, Aug. 5.
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Free Disposal of Four Cubic Yards of unsold items!
Free disposal of four cubic yards of unsold items for 2018 Garage Sale Participants* on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
*2018 Garage Sale Participants will be provided with a flyer with the locations of the Free Disposal on 08/12/18. The flyer MUST be presented at one of the valid Transfer Stations.
Garage Sale Map
For a map of the garage sale participants, please click here.
Tips for Having a Successful Garage Sale:
Before Your Sale:
- Do some spring cleaning! Check the attic, garage, closets and other storage areas for items you no longer use. Ask your family and friends if they have items to sell.
- Organize your sale with neighbors. Block sales will bring more shoppers to your neighborhood increasing selling opportunities.
- Have a large quantity and good variety of items to sell. Don't be afraid to drag out outgrown clothes, old dishes, two-of-a-kind items you don't really need.
- Sell for the season. Outdoor furniture, gardening supplies, and recreational equipment are popular items during the spring season.
- Put price tags on all merchandise. Books, CD’s, or other large quantity items can be put in a box with a set price (e.g. $1 each) to make pricing easier. Price dishes and glasses in sets to sell them quicker.
- Be realistic! Price your items at about 25-30% of retail value. Be ready to discount them if you really want to get rid of them.
- If you are having a group sale, have each person or family use a different color price tag. Keep the tags when things are sold. That way it is easier to split the money up at the end of the day. Remember to change the price on the tag if an item is sold at a discounted price.
- Make the displays attractive by using colorful table covers.Take advantage of the space under the tables for larger items.
- Group similar items together in one area.
- Make sure all items are clean and in working order.
- Wash clothing and display it neatly. Hang up on a clothesline or fence and sort by size.
- Set up a "Freebies Box" or grab bag box for items that you want to give away.
Day of the Sale:
- Post signs in the neighborhood to attract buyers. Or, use balloons and other decorations to draw attention to your house.
- Have plenty of change ready. Most people come with $5, $10, $20 bills.
- Have a calculator ready to total up items.
- Have shopping bags and newspapers on hand to wrap purchases.Provide an electrical outlet or extension cord so buyers can test appliances and electrical tools.
- Have a tape measure on hand for furniture pieces, wall hangings and fixtures.Be helpful but allow buyers to browse.
After the Sale:
- Take down any signs you have posted
- Donate or recycle any unsold Items
Here are some more resources that you may find helpful: