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All Marysville Garage Sale set for Aug. 18-20


August 9, 2017 | View PDF

Garage sales will be going on throughout Marysville from Aug. 18 to 20 as the city has an All Marysville Garage Sale.

The event is being organized by local residents and is modeled after similar all-city garage sales held in Everett and elsewhere.

“Arlington and Everett have a big all-city garage sale, so why not Marysville as well?” said William Frankhouser, organizer for the event.

Holding many sales on the same weekend allows for the day to become a draw for local residents.

“You get more traffic coming to the sales if you have a lot on one day,” said Frankhouser. “When they’re done together it’s easier to hunt for deals and find multiple sales."

Many sales going on at the same time will be better able to advertise about the day.

So far Frankhouser said that they’ve just used Facebook and some social media, but they hope to make a big push in the next couple of weeks.

“We’re hoping to reach out to people outside of Marysville, in Arlington, Everett and Lake Stevens, who might want to come down and shop as well,” Frankhouser said.

Sales maps also help advertise the variety of garage sales available during the weekend.

“Typically, at these events, you can find a map and go plan out a route for your day to stop at as many sales as you want,” said Frankhouser.

He is currently constructing a map for the Marysville event that is scheduled to go live on Aug. 14.

The deadline to be added to the All Marysville Garage Sale map is Aug. 15.

Frankhouser and his wife have been to similar events in west Seattle, Everett and Arlington.

He started a page for Marysville garage, yard and moving sales to help get the word out about local sales, and eventually he wanted to help start an event like the All Marysville Garage Sale.

A central page like that also helps him get information out about Marysville code, such as not putting garage sale signs on utility poles.

“A lot of people don’t know that there is garage sale code in Marysville,” he said.

So far he says about 25 houses are registered for the All Marysville Garage Sale.

“People are excited, and on Facebook they are commenting that they have wanted to have one in Marysville,” he said.

Sales do not have to go on throughout all three days. The suggested time is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. but times can vary depending on the garage sale host as well.

To register or for more information go to the All Marysville Garage Sale website at


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