Safe Selling & Shopping in 2020

People have items to sell, others have items they want to buy, so it’s a marriage made in heaven. 

Naturally, due to COVID-19, things are going to be a bit different this year. We want everyone to be as safe and healthy as possible. The efforts we’ve taken so far are working. Like social distancing, wearing masks in public, and diligent hand-washing. 

Keep up your vigilance during the garage sales, too, and help keep yourself, your family, and your community safe and healthy while searching for bargains. 

For Sellers Hosting a Garage Sale 

  1. Wear a mask.
  2. Sanitize/wash your hands often.
  3. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  4. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or develop symptoms, please don’t proceed with your sale. Contact us to have your sale removed. We’ll even refund your $5.
  5. Spread out your stuff; set up your sale so shoppers can stay 6′ apart. That might mean using your driveway more than you normally would. 
  6. Set up a Venmo account so you can accept touch-free payments. Garage sales that accept Venmo payments will be specially marked in the master list this year.
  7. If you are accepting payments in a way that involves having people touch your phone or a credit card machine, sanitize your phone/device after each use.
  8. Keep your sale open Saturday afternoon. This will help us “flatten the curve” of crowds in the morning.

For Shoppers of Garage Sales

  1. Avoid shopping if you’re sick or have symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) of COVID-19 in the previous two weeks.
  2. Avoid shopping if you have tested positive for or have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 in the previous two weeks.
  3. Wear a face covering or mask while shopping.
  4. Keep 6 feet between you and other shoppers. (We’re advising sellers to set up their sales to facilitate this.)
  5. Keep hand sanitizer with you and use it often.
  6. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  7. Avoid touching items unless you’re seriously considering a purchase. If your children can’t abide by this, they shouldn’t come with you.
  8. Set up Venmo on your mobile phone beforehand and use touch-free payment, or pay with exact change.
  9. If you must handle money, a credit card, or use a keypad, use hand sanitizer right after.

Happy selling and happy shopping everyone!

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