Why: Whether you’re buying or selling, a good old-fashioned car boot sale is a cost-effective, guilt-free alternative to fast fashion, a quick spruce up for the home or a simple and valuable excuse to declutter your living space.
How it works: The car boot season traditionally runs from May to September. Do your research and be prepared to travel a little further to the most popular sales Pitches can cost between £8 and £10 per car. Remember to arrive early around 6am ,bring a table, change and carrier bags and a friend to help. Dealers will come earlier in the morning and try and get it off you cheap first thing but if you hold onto your best stuff, they’ll be back for it later in the day.
Benefits: Turn your trash to cash, declutter your home at the same time as making money. If you love the hustle and bustle of a market and get a kick out of haggling over things you were going to throw away anyway, get yourself to the nearest car boot sale and get stuck in.
Four Lancashire car boot sales to try.....
Saint Michaels & Bilsborrow Car Boot
Family friendly car boot held every Sunday and bank holiday Monday throughout the summer. Gates open from 6am with a relaxed finish in the early afternoon so there’s no need to rush. Low pitch fees for the stall holders and we offer free admission to all of our visitors. Established in 1989 by Malcolm and Mary Rowlandson and Irene Bailey we are still running in the same manner to this day
Whyndyke Car Boot Sale
Whyndyke Farm, Preston New Road, Blackpool.
Open Sundays. The carboot gates open at 7.30am, and payment is on entry. cars £10, vans £15, Trailer £3
Norcross Car Boot
Held on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from April to October - starting at 6.30am Pitch fees £8 - Cars, £10 - Connect Style Vans, £14 - All Other Vans
Great Flea Market
The Auction Mart, Lincoln Way, Clitheroe. Pitch fee £15 - car, £20 - small van, £25 - transit size van Established for over 25 years. Space for up to 300 sellers. Open everySunday