If you’re on the lookout for great finds and a fun getaway, then the 127 Corridor Sale is for you. This multi-state sale is the World’s Longest Yard Sale and spans 690 miles throughout 6 states!
A yard sale like this should be enjoyed to the fullest, but if you’re not prepared you may end up feeling stressed and frustrated. We don’t want that for you.
Prepare with these 3 things and you’ll have the time of your life:
1. Map of Vendors
While shopping along many miles of yard sales, it can be easy to lose track of something you may have seen earlier in the day. To prevent scrambling around and wasting time trying to remember where you saw your favorite items, print out and bring a map of vendors along with you.
You’ll be able to easily make notes about items you see along the way, interesting sights, prices, and even the names of people/vendors you meet. If paper maps aren’t your style, consider dropping a location pin on your favorite smartphone map app so you know right where to return to if needed.
2. Cash is King
While many vendors may take debit/credit cards these days, there are still plenty of vendors who prefer cash. Some sellers may even be willing to negotiate and cash gives you flexibility when bargaining! Keep in mind that ATMs may be difficult to find along the route, depending on your location, so plan accordingly.
3. Cargo Room
Don’t forget that at the end of the trip you’re going to need to bring all of your amazing finds back home. Furniture, tools, antiques, and other unique pieces come in all shapes and sizes.
Make sure you plan to have enough cargo room in your car, truck, or SUV, or consider pulling a trailer if needed. Bring tarps and tie-downs too in order to safely secure items for travel. Even if you think you may not buy something large, it's best to plan ahead for transport space because you just never know what you may come across at the World’s Longest Yard Sale!
Bonus: A Close Place to Stay
If you really want to make a serious weekend of fun out it then look no further than Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat! This private and secluded cabin-rental retreat is just minutes away from the heart of the 127 Corridor Sale in Jamestown, TN.
With hot tubs, fire pits, and porch rockers, you can bargain hunt by day and relax back at your cabin by night. Even better, you can take an extra day or two to take full advantage of the many breathtaking sights and exciting outdoor activities that Big South Fork, and nearby Pickett State Park, has to offer. Check availability and plan your stay today!
When it's all over, tell us all about your adventures and great finds in the Comments below. Happy hunting!