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Garage Sale

October 17th, 2013 at 06:03 pm

I'm going to participate in my community garage sale this weekend. It's the first one since my move, and the first one that hasn't conflicted with my work schedule since we bought this house 4-1/2 years ago.

I have nothing big or valuable to sell, just some small things.

I'll put out shelves from the garage with my things, some things for my neighbor who will be at work (I figure the more things I have the more likely people will be to stop), plus a table with things for the non-profit I volunteer with (leftover inventory of donated items that haven't sold on eBay).

I have no big financial goals for this garage sale. I hope to bring in at least $50 for myself and at least $50 for the non-profit. I signed up for it because:

- I knew that having a deadline would be a good motivator for going through the house & garage and pulling together everything I don't use. I do mini-purges but haven't done a whole house/garage purge since we moved in. Oh so easy to put those off for "later." Now it's DONE! I even got DH to go through the shelves in the garage with me - yay!

- The non-profit can use every penny it gets, and in addition to some cash it will get some exposure.

- I don't know how it will be in this neighborhood, but in my old neighborhood the community garage sale was a fun social event.

- Hey, even $50 (or whatever I bring in) is better than a kick in the head.

Tomorrow I have to do the pricing. Ugh!! My very least favorite part. I may try to do an hour or so this evening to get a wee head start on it.

3 Responses to “Garage Sale”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Pricing is probably my least favorite part too. It is tedious. I always enjoyed the garage sales I did with friends. I liked the socializing the most...and the cash second!!

  2. snafu Says:

    Last yard sale in our community was two years ago. I used cartoon looking stickers for pricing and included OBO since my goal was getting the stuff gone, whatever the price. When it was over, DS and I packed remains, loaded into car and dropped off at GW the following morning. I was a bit upset by peoples disparaging remarks but started making jokes to let myself feel better. Best wishes for exceeding your goal!

  3. TashaC. Says:

    I usually break even on garage sales. Because I buy other people's stuff!

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