Garage saleMy boyfriend’s dad calls them “garbage sales,” but if you ask me garage sales are one of the easiest ways to get some of the best deals around. I mean….why spend full price on drinking glasses when you can get them for 50¢ each?

But there’s only problem with the awesomeness that is garage sales (which I discovered last weekend while trying to go to several in one afternoon): You just never know if garage sales are going to be accessible. Driving 20 minutes to a supposedly ‘great’ sale, only to find out that you can’t to get into the backyard; it’s too hilly, the tables are all set up on the front porch (you get the idea) is never fun.

After sitting morose in my van after arriving to an inaccessible sale last week, I had this great idea that garage sales should start listing whether or not they’re accessible. So far in my day, I’ve yet to see any kind of accessibility symbols used next to garage sale listings. Why isn’t this already happening??

It would be ridiculous to expect all garage sales to be wheelchair accessible (after all they’re private homes; it’s up to the owners whether or not they want make them ‘friendly’).