Friday, August 29, 2014

MANA's October 11 yard sale: sign up by Sept 26

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MANA is hosting a Neighborhood Yard Sale 
Saturday, October 11th, 2014,

Sign-up is now CLOSED. Map coming soon!

MANA handles the details so you can focus on your $ales: For a small fee of $10.00, MANA will place all ads, put up all signs, provide a sign or balloon for your mailbox, and design neighborhood maps designating addresses and locations of all of the participating homes. All you have to do is just sign up, set up your items, make some money, have some fun! Sellers must be located within MANA boundaries.

Preparing for the sale: Are you conflicted about signing up because you dread getting ready for the sale? We hear you! Here are several links with great tips about what to do 2-3 weeks prior, the week of, and the day of the sale, from checklists and pricing to how to arrange and price items and how much cash to have on hand.

After the sale: See below for options for donating/recycling items that don't sell. We contacted the American Kidney Fund and Goodwill to ask about scheduling a multi-household collection but it appears each household must schedule separately. The American Kidney Fund did specify that following our yard sale, the earliest pickup dates would be Oct 13, 15, and subsequent Mondays and Wednesdays. Interested individuals can start checking availability on October 1 by calling or using their online form.

UPDATE: Decatur is doing an electronics recycling event on October 11 too. How convenient!

DeKalb Electronics Recycling

Area Non-Profit Organizations that Accept Donations (updated: August 2014)

For more info
(asterisk denotes tax-deductible donation)
Will pick up
Drop off info
Closest location to Medlock Area
Picks up 6 days a week
* American Kidney Fund  / American Kidney Services
Yes, call in advance to schedule or use online form
See web for bin locations, & Value Village stores
Bin at Chevron at 1923 Clairmont Rd 
no large appliances or large furniture for pickup

The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
Yes, use online form
908 Murphy Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30310

Call ahead
Monday - Friday, 9 am to 3 pm 
763 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Suits, Separates, Handbags, Jewelry & Accessories;

Goodwill Industries
Trailer is staffed during day hours
Trailer permanently in parking lot behind Macy’s at N. DeKalb Mall on Lawrenceville Hwy side

When store is open
2935 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
Open 7 days a week into evening
Call for potential pickup of large appliances or furniture
Can drop off at numerous locations and churches
2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road
Atlanta, GA  30341

more info here and locations
Schedule pick-ups here
before 6 pm
2857 E. College Avenue
Avondale Estates, GA 30030

Mon-Tue: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Wed: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Thr-Fri: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sat: 10:00 AM - 6
Call for potential pickup of large items
Open Wed thru Sunday, check web for hours
1 N. Clarendon Ave near intersection at E. College Ave
Proceeds support homeless animals

See website for other locations, FAQ, & call for hours
see drop-off locations here
Distributes to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria.