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Bolton Town-Wide Yard Sale Set for Saturday, May 5 2018


            For the ninth year in a row, Bolton, Mass., will be the scene of “the ultimate recycling event”—a Town-Wide Yard Sale, featuring more than 30 sellers at yard sale locations around town—all on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Some sellers may opt to close between 1 and 3 p.m.)

            Shoppers will find treasures in Bolton yards, driveways, and garages and at a group location, the Bolton Town Common, on Main Street at the intersection of Wattaquadock Hill Road. They will be guided to sales through a map that will be available the day before online at and in town on the Bolton Town Common on the day of the sales.

            The free map will not only mark streets with yard sales; the flip side will list specific addresses as well as a sampling of items for sale at each location and which sellers will close before 3 p.m.

            In addition to the typical yard sale categories of household, toys and games, clothing, furniture, and electronics, sellers at more than 30 tables are offering some specific items and collectibles shoppers may be seeking.  Residents will be selling tools, a rooftop carrier, a bookcase, fishing gear, a loom, wooden signs, coins, baseball cards, wall art, holiday decor, crafts, garden supplies, and Anthro, Lulu, and Euro clothes for kids and adults.

            The annual Townwide Yard Sale, a recycling event,  is sponsored by Bolton Local, a grassroots group promoting community sustainability.  Besides helping to repurpose items that might otherwise end up in a landfill, this event benefits local charities by encouraging sellers to donate 10 percent of their proceeds to a local cause of their choice.     In case of drizzle or light rain, the sale will not be postponed. In case of a downpour, the sale will take place on Sunday, May 6, same times.

Hints for Yard Sale Success


  • Start looking for potential items NOW and put them aside; leave time for an evening or two to price them.
  • Instead of individually pricing everything, consider marking each item with a colored tag or sticker, with the color representing the price.
  • Or—organize items to be sold into boxes that you can label “Everything in this box $XX.”
  • What sells? Items that are clean, nicely displayed, in working condition and individually priced.
  • Even though the committee advertises the sale on Craigslist, individuals can also advertise (for free)—and can give details about what they’re selling. Your ad can say, “Part of Bolton’s Townwide Yard Sale,” which will help drive people to your place—and to the townwide sale.
  • Consider a “free” table later in the day for items that look unlikely to sell.
  • Don’t take the leftovers to the Transfer Station as trash! Remember—one man’s trash is another’s treasure! Go to the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle link here on the Bolton Local website for ideas about where to donate your yard sale leftovers.