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Clearing the Clutter: Yard Sales in Kingwood

Are your closets cluttered?  Is your garage a maze?  Are you thinking about having a garage sale to clear some of it out? Think twice before you do.  Yard sales, garage sales, and estate sales are against the deed restrictions in most of the Kingwood Villages.   That doesn't mean that you're stuck with your stuff though.  There are a number of ways to recycle those unneeded items.

 Community Yard Sales

 You can't have your own yard sales, but there are sanctioned community yard sales in the area.  Some Kingwood villages will sponsor them from time to time and the Kingwood Civic Club sponsors community yard sales three times a year.

 The dates for the Kingwood Civic Club yard sales for 2006 are March 5th, June 4th, and October 1st.  The sale is held in the parking lot on Sorters-McClellan Road across from Kingwood College from 7:00 am to 2: 00 pm.  Space fees are $30.00 for one space or $50.00 for two when bought in advance or $35.00 for one and $60.00 for two the day of.

Online Yard Sales 

Yes, it's true, you can have an online yard sale.  KingwoodYardSales.com  launched in 2004 and is Kingwood's answer to Ebay.  Basic accounts are free and allow free item listings with a short description.  Premiere memberships are $7.95 per month and allow pictures for the listings.

Ebay

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If you have something that you would like to sell on Ebay, but don't want to be bother with the hassle of listing, customer follow-up, packing and shipping, stop by The Auction Post in Kingwood Town Center.   The Auction Post is an Ebay retail drop off store and a registered Selling Assistant.

You just drop off your item and the staff at The Auction Post will photograph it, list it on Ebay, handle the sale, pack it and ship it and send you a check (minus their fee).  

Online Classifieds

The Kingwood Connection offers free classified ads to registered users.  You can even upload a picture of your item or include a link to a photo on the internet. 

Baby Daze

Baby Daze is a consignment sale focused on children's clothing and baby items held by various local churches.  The most established  is the one by Kingwood United Methodist and is normally held in February.  Strawbridge United Methodist also holds one in September.

Consignment Shops

 There are a number of consignment shops in the area:

  1. The Children's Closet
  2. Designer Consignor
  3. Sweet P Resale Shop
  4. The Consignor Club
  5. The Merry-Go-Round

 Charities

 You may decide to donate the items rather than going through the hassle of selling them and using the value as a tax deduction.  There are various charities in the area that accept donations:

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