Neighborhood Garage Sale Date
April and September of every year!
Who can participate as a seller?
You may only register if you live in the Southwood Riviera area of south Torrance. If you don't know your area, ask us. The sale is ONLY being held in south Torrance in the Southwood Riviera neighborhood. Do not register if you do not live in this neighborhood. If you are not sure you are in this area just give us a call and we'll help you with that. 310-791-0123. Many people have friends and neighbors bring their sale items to their house and make a party of it. Others turn it into a fund raiser for their kids school, sports, or even vacation money. I highly recommend asking your neighbors to join you in having a sale because the more homes that are selling around you the more buyers you will get. We create maps and give them to all buyers. See below for more information on the maps. In any case, the more participants the more fun you will have. Don't make this work...make it fun!
The Neighborhood Garage Sale is from 7am to Noon. The Neighborhood Garage Sales are every April and September.
Charity Truck Pick-up
As of April 2017, all charity truck services have discontinued their weekend pick-up service. When we are able to secure a new pick-up service we'll post it here as well as advertise it. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Signage for the Sale
I have large yellow yard signs that I will be putting up in the neighborhood and at your house the evening prior to the sale. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE ANY OF THE SIGNS I PUT UP! They are stragetically placed so that each person on the sale gets the best traffic. If you move a sign, you will be hurting your neighbor's sales! You are welcome to add your own signs anywhere you wish. Also, please do not write on, mark up, or damage the sign or stake in any way. I know that seems like an obvious assumption, however, it's happened several times. I put up 130 signs for the sale. Yes, that's a lot of signs, however, they go fast. For this reason I can't guarantee signs to some areas. I always do my best to get everyone signage. You may want to consider putting up your own signs as well. Signs may be pulled if you are not open by 7:30am because we assume you have changed your mind about selling that day.
Maps will be created showing your address and then given to all buyers and sellers so they can find your house. On one side there is a map with stars on it for each home that is selling. On the other side each address is listed by street. This makes it very convenient for buyers to find your house. The more neighbors you have around you selling, the more buyers will visit your particular street! Get your neighbors to sell too.
I will take care of advertising in numerous online venues as well as in our newsletter, emails, etc. You may also advertise your sale if you wish at your own cost.
The sale will be held rain or shine, unless it is supposed to just pour that morning. Should we need to change the date for that reason, you will be notified by e-mail. We reserve the right to take photographs of the event and post them to public sites. We take every care to ensure everyone who registers is included in the sale, however, we're all human and do make mistakes or omissions. Please accept our apologies in advance.
What if you need to cancel your participation in the sale?
If you need to cancel your participation in the sale, please call us at this number to cancel... 310-791-0123. There is no penalty to cancel, however, the more notice you can give is appreciated so we can plan accordingly.
All the work we do to put on the sale is volunteer. We make no claims or guarantees of your garage sale performance. It's up to you to sell your items at a reasonable cost. You are free to post your own signage. We are not responsible for any damage, theft, injuries, or anything related to the neighborhood garage sale. The service we provide is simply to allow you to do your own garage sale with the benefit of others and additional adversing. Good luck in your sale!