National Garage Sale Day
Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on the second Saturday in August
Today's Theme: "One man's trash is another man's treasure."
Is your house and garage cluttered with things you no longer need or will likely never use again? Is it a candidate for the television show "Hoarders"? Are you getting a case of claustrophobia, as you sit in your living room? Could you use a little extra cash? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", then it's time to hold a garage sale. You'll be happy to know that today is National Garage Sale Day. To participate in this special day, you can either hold a garage sale or attend a few of them.
Whether you are looking to create a little extra rom in your living room or closet, or you need to create space for your teenager's garage band, a garage sale will help you to meet your goals of having a little breathing room and make a few bucks at the same time.
There are 100,000 - 165,000 garage sales every week! Whether you hold a garage sale, a street sale, a moving sale or estate sale, you are among those who hold 100,000 - 165,000 garage sales every week! Most sales are two to three days. The most popular day is Saturday. Sundays are the least popular, often with disappointing sales.
Did You Know? The root of garage sales comes from "rummages sales" in the 16th century. Ship captains would hold "rummage sales" to get rid of unclaimed freight.
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The History and Origin of National Garage Sale Day:
This holiday was created in 2001 by C. Daniel Rhodes. After attending a number of garage sales over several weeks, Rhodes thought it would be more convenient to have one weekend to hold garage sales. While some might offer several arguments why it would not be ideal to restrict garage sales to one weekend, this holiday came into existence to designate one weekend for garage sales.
We did not find any documentation confirming either of these days to be a true "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
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