14th annual Neighborhood Garage sale
October 7, 2023 from 7AM – 1PM
The MBHO’s 14th Annual 2023 Meadow Brook Yard Sale will be Saturday morning, OCTOBER 7TH 7AM-1PM.
We have had a tremendous response from Meadow Brook residents in the previous 13 years of our Neighborhood Sale. Each year we have had 50+ homeowners participating in the MBHO Sponsored Meadow Brook Neighborhood Yard Sale. We expect similar participation this year.
ADVERTISING: The sale will be advertised in the Birmingham News, on AL.com, NextDoor Neighbor, Local Trading Sites, Craigslist & Facebook. The Newspaper ad states a ‘neighborhood yard sale’ and points people to the MBHO.org website for all of the locations. Individual addresses will not be included in the newspaper ad. Individual addresses will be included on the neighborhood Craigslist ad.
YOUR OWN MARKETING: Each year the most successful sales tend to be those who have done their own marketing and advertising in addition to the neighborhood’s and those who cluster with neighbors to have multiple sales around them. Advertising on Craigslist or Facebook has proven to be the highest return on your time/$ investment. ‘Like us’ on Facebook and link to the MBHO page. (FB: Meadow Brook Home Owners) Any additional advertising each participant does on their own behalf via the newspaper or posting online will be your own expense & responsibility. ** This is recommended to get the shoppers to your specific home. **
SIGNS: ‘Neighborhood Yard Sale’ signs will be placed at the entrances to the neighborhood to advertise the sales.
Each individual participant will have to create their own sign in their own yard and/or use the recommended balloon. (See below)
The same signs provided by the MBHO will also be posted in high traffic locations of other neighborhoods & areas during this week to try and draw more shoppers Saturday. ** Please remove any of your directional arrows or signs you put up immediately following the sale.
BALLOONS: Similar to previous years, participating homes will be designated with a yellow mylar smiley face balloon. This will show sale uniformity throughout the neighborhood. Balloons will be available for purchase at the Dollar Tree store next to Lowes in the Brook Highland shopping mall.
WORD of MOUTH: To be successful for all participants we will need to draw in a large number of ‘shoppers’ this Saturday. Please spread the word with friends, co-workers, at church, etc. Another approach of word of mouth could be for each participant to email their local friends & family about the sale with a link to mbho.org for additional addresses and details. If you are participating, share the Yard Sale information and/or mbho link on FaceBook, area Trading Sites, NextDoor Neighbor, etc.
Disclaimer: The MBHO will try to help to coordinate the donation pickup but is not ultimately responsible for their schedule, timing, service, etc.
NOTE: Due to the large amount of traffic/shoppers throughout the neighborhood, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department will be notified for additional patrol. We have requested that they have a presence in the neighborhood and provide additional patrol during those hours.
QUESTIONS: If you have additional questions about details of the sale please feel free to email us.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN MEADOW BROOK’S 14th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE.