Saturday, May 8, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!

Come one, Come All!

The weather forecast is a bit sketchy, but as of this morning, the radar is clear and the forecast doesn't call for rain until late this afternoon. So the yard sale is on, and we encourage you to come on down to Brookland.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Questions about the Weather?

Keeping our fingers crossed

Well the forecast for Saturday is not as good as it was yesterday. A 40% chance of scattered showers. Interestingly this was the same weather forecast we had last year and things turned out just fine. So keep your fingers crossed. We will check the radar and weather in the AM and post any needed updates in the AM!

If you plan on coming to Brookland, we look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to Shop the Great Brookland Yard Sale

Easy as 1, 2, 3...

Attention Brookland Shoppers!

We have worked hard to make your attendance at the great Brookland yard sale easy. If you're interested in attending just follow these three easy steps:

1) Pick an address from the map on the left side of the page and come on over the Brookland.
2) Each yard sale will have a complimentary map to guide you to other sales in the area.
3) You can also print a map by clicking on our google map on the upper left side of the this blog. (Note: select print pages 1-3 or a similar narrow range or it will print a rather lengthy document with all the yard sale descriptions.)

Finally, check the weather. In case of a rain out, the sale will move to Sunday, May 9th.

We look forward to seeing you in Brookland!

Get Ready, Get Set....

Brookland is scrubbed and ready!

Neighbors, a quick comment to say how great Brookland looks thanks for the efforts of Rachel and her army of volunteers. Great job! As we hit the countdown to the 3rd Annual GBYS, here are a few things to keep in mind.

First, we are marketing the yard sale in the following publications:
1) The City Paper (On line and in Print)
2) This weeks Washington Post and Express (Weds - Saturday)
3) Craig's List

Our efforts have also been picked up by local blogs. Of course, this doesn't garuantee that any of us will sell all that we want to sell or that folks will folk to Brookland, but it does put us on their radar screens.

Remember the best marketing is word of mouth. So please tell you friends, co-workers, fellow congregants and others about the GBYS!

Maximizing Your Sale

Remember, the yard sale map lists all sales and printed copies will be delivered this week by our sponsor the Mekiti group. If you submitted you name after April 23rd, you'll be on the on-line map and not on the printed map.

But all yard sales should remember that signage, balloons or other appropriate markers will help shoppers find their sale from the main routes through Brookland. So make sure to help customers find you sale. (And please remember to clean up your signs after the event).

Good Luck!