No time to Spring clean this year and now your closets are overflowing? Maybe you did a spring purge to make room for new stuff, but now have old clothes, shoes, and furniture to get rid of.  Or your kids seem to outgrow everything overnight. Whatever the reason… you can find almost anything that you’re looking to buy/sell or trade in local  groups on Facebook. No need to scroll through Craigslist, host a garage sale, or even leave your house. (Shopping is always better from the couch with a glass of wine anyway).

Here’s our round-up of the best local groups and where you’re most likely to find what you’re looking for – or looking to get rid of. If you want to expand your “trade area”, here’s our list of CLT groups for reference.

 

Lake Norman Yard Sale and Trade

This group of almost 13,000 members has everything from campers to furniture to clothing and even boats. If you can handle scrolling through all the listings, you can find just about anything you’re looking for.  We found this nice dining room set for a steal:

Photo courtesy of Lake Norman Yard Sale and Trade Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Lake Norman Yard Sale and Trade Facebook page

 

Lake Norman Parent Exchange

This is another closed group that focuses on buy/sell/trade for Children’s items. Lots of strollers, car seats, nursery furniture and of course baby clothes and toys. If you know exactly that you’re looking for you’ll probably do better than if you’re shopping for your entire registry. Still, it’s a great group to check out if you’re ISO (lingo for in search of) baby and children’s items.

Photo courtesy of Lake Norman Parent Exchange Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Lake Norman Parent Exchange Facebook page

 

Lake Norman – NC Furniture Sales

If you’re only looking for furniture and don’t want to sort through all sorts of other items, this closed group has strict rules about posting and immediately deletes non-furniture posts. We found some nice items – including this tufted chair:

Photo courtesy of Lake Norman NC Furniture sales Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Lake Norman NC Furniture sales Facebook page

 

There are several other buy/sell/trade groups on Facebook – they are all closed  – which means you need to request access:

Lake Norman Exchange

Lake Norman Area Furniture Sales

Lake Norman Bargains and Super Sales

Micit – Lake Norman

 

Keep in mind that all of these groups have rules – which are fairly similar for the most part. Check with each group’s Admin if you have a specific question. Here are some of the basics:

– No self promotion or business promotion – strictly buy sell trade posts only

– Remove posted items promptly after you’ve sold them

– Post pricing information instead of asking buyers to make an offer

Feel like you’re going cross-eyed from scrolling through all of the FB sale groups? We’ve also got a couple of great upscale consignment shops in LKN where it might be easier to find what you’re looking for. Some of our favorites are:

 

Fifi’s Fine Resale

Photo courtesy of Fifi's Facebook page

Photo courtesy of Fifi’s Facebook page

 

The Whimsical Wardrobe  (Childrens & Maternity) 

Photo courtesy of The Whimsical Wardrobe's Facebook page

Photo courtesy of The Whimsical Wardrobe’s Facebook page

Have you bought or sold from a Lake Norman Facebook Group? Share with us in the comments below or post what you found on IG – and let us know if we left out any of your favorite groups!