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Here’s how you’ll win the Great Glebe Garage Sale 2024


The Great Glebe Garage Sale offers a unique blend of bargain hunting and community fun. From strategic tips to scoring deals, parking solutions, and savoring local delicacies, this event is an experience to remember.


Ottawa's Biggest Garage Sale of 2024 - 5 Tips to Win

The Great Glebe Garage Sale is an annual tradition, and this year it’s taking place on Saturday May 25th, 2024, between 8am and 2pm. Visit this FAQ to learn more about it.



Whether you’re a seasoned bargain hunter or a newcomer searching for deals, this event offers something for everyone. Here are 5 tips to scoop up great bargains while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere.

  1. Ride at Dawn: For the best deals, arrive early. The early bird gets the worm, and this is especially true at the Great Glebe Garage Sale 2024. Set your alarm clock, grab your bike or walking shoes, and explore the stalls at dawn. You may not be able to start buying stuff until later in the morning, but you’ll at least be first in line once comes time. 
  2. Time Your Bargain Hunt: If you’re not too picky, sellers often become increasingly eager to drop prices or even give items away by day’s end. This gives you the chance to explore stalls at your leisure, and by revisiting them throughout the day, you can negotiate lower prices or stumble upon free items.
  3. Strategic Parking: Traffic can be a nightmare, so avoid driving directly into the Glebe. Instead, park outside and walk in. This will save you time, stress, and will offer you a chance to explore more of the area on foot. Plus, walking allows you to stumble upon hidden gems that might be missed while driving. 
  4. Enjoy the Atmosphere: Beyond the deals, the Great Glebe Garage Sale 2024 is an event in itself. Food stalls, live music, and a bustling atmosphere make this more than just a garage sale. Arrive hungry, savour local treats, and enjoy the lively ambiance as you browse the different stalls. 
  5. Support Local Kids: Don’t forget to carry some loonies and toonies. The kids’ lemonade and cupcake stands are a delightful part of the event, but they won’t have change for a $20 bill. Supporting these young entrepreneurs is a win-win for all, and it adds a wholesome touch to your shopping experience.

Wrapping Up

If you’ve got time, go and have fun with some cash and small change. If you’re there for a bargain, start early. If you see a nice Herman Miller chair for a steal, please call or text me (Karim) at 613-707-4409. Have a great weekend!

Bonus tips


Bring a Bag or Cart

With so many great finds available, it’s easy to accumulate quite a haul. To make your shopping easier, bring a reusable bag or a small cart. This way, you can comfortably carry your purchases without juggling multiple items.



Plan Your Route

The Great Glebe Garage Sale covers a wide area with numerous stalls, so plan your route ahead of time. Decide which sections you want to explore first or follow a specific path to avoid backtracking. This helps you make the most of your time and see as much as possible.

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