You can’t miss the sign for the new YAARDSALE business as you cross the bridge coming into Meaford. It’s bold, bright letters beam out from this corner location and have surely caused more than one person to wonder if there is a spelling mistake. There is not.
Yaardsale in the newest store in the area selling consignment home furnishings. With decent quality and clean pieces, this is no yardsale junk shop but rather, a perfect alternative for those looking to buy quality furnishings at affordable prices.
Every time we buy something new, chances are that natural resources were depleted in it’s making, not to mention carbon emissions. Buying used goods is a wonderful way to recycle and reuse things that are in perfectly great condition and often unique and of better quality than some of the stuff I see in warehouses today.
On Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that over 100 shoppers ventured in for opening day and sales were brisk. Dining sets, end tables, beds, pictures, mirrors and dressers offered a good choice of selection which is not bad for a store that just opened. I noticed quite a few people talking to proprietor, Wayne Cole about items they’d like to bring in for him to sell. I imagine the inventory will increase in the weeks to come.
Yaardsale has just launched a website featuring the main pieces for sale as well musings from Mr. Cole called, appropriately, ColesLaw. Store hours are Tuesday to Friday from noon to 6 pm, Saturday 10-6 and Sundays by chance.
Marg Scheben-Edey is a Broker with RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage in beautiful Collingwood, ON. With three decades of experience, Marg is a leader in the local real estate marketplace and is ready to help guide both Buyers and Sellers in achieving their real estate goals. Email Marg