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Going south on France, you will pass The Container Store (just past Gallagher Drive), Jason's Deli (76th street), Romano's Macaroni Grill and then turn left onto Minnesota Drive when you see the Fudruckers.
(Yes it's technically in Bloomington, but Minnesota Drive is the division between Edina and Bloomingto
Say the words garage sale and boy does it start a lot of discussion! I think everyone has had their good, bad and ugly garage sale stories whether they hosted their own or been to a really creepy one.
So here is one more musing about garage sales from one of my favorite writers Katy Wolk-Stanley of The non Consumer Advocate.
Get the point?
Garage Sale Musings From The Non-Consumer Advocate
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 11:11 AM PDT
My weekend garage sale both a success (Saturday) and a bit of a dismal endeavor (Sunday.)
Saturday’s weather was hot, hot, hot! So much so that my husband set up the large shade canopy over the driveway to provide a bit of much needed shade. It was an excellent decision and allowed people to shop without melting in the 92° urban heat. I’d say that about half of the merchandise was spread out in the sun, but it was still nice to have that bit of shade. We were consistently visited by customers, and I made $211.75.
Sunday was an entirely different beast. The day started out lovely with soft clouds and mild temperatures. Unfortunately, those “soft clouds” transformed into dark grey booming and angry thunder clouds, complete with heavy rain showers and flashes of lightening.
Needless to say, the weather kept Portlanders from heading out for a day of pleasant garage sale-ing.
Also, it hadn’t even entered my mind how the citizens of Soccer City, U.S.A. would plan their day around watching the final game of the World Cup. Oops.
Luckily, I spent some time Saturday night rummaging through our attic space for additional STUFF to sell on Sunday. And although most of it went unsold, I did unload an acrylic oriental rug for $40, as well as a few pairs of my son’s outgrown Vans sneakers and miscellaneous other things. Day two garnered a less impressive $82.50 in sales.
And that shade canopy? It transformed itself into a refuge from the rain, without which we would’ve had to scrap the entire day.
Even though Sunday’s customers only came in fits and spurts, it was still worth doing, as the hard work of a garage sale is organizing the whole shebang. Plus, I had my friend Lise as company, which made it pleasurable, as it’s normally rare to indulge in five-hour long conversations with friends.
Notable moments from the garage sale:
I’m happy to have rehomed many, many things that were just sitting unused and unappreciated in my home. The sports gear will see action, the clothing will be worn and the knickknacks can collect dust in someone else’s house.
Remember people, crap out of the house, money in!
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
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I am so excited to post this link from SMEAD on how to get organized for your family's vacation. The guest speaker is our very own NAPO MN president Louise Kurzeka. Louise is a longstanding organizer in Minnesota and is well recognized within the greater NAPO National organizing community.
You can view this webcast at Organized Travel. Remember to see the printable checklists which can be found at SMEAD.
Mixture of essential oils: Choose from rosemary, thyme, mint, cedar, lavender, catnip, citronella, tea tree, and lemongrass — citrusy and minty scents work best
Fill an 8-oz glass spray bottle halfway with distilled water (plastic bottles may possibly be harmed over time due to the essential oils). Fill almost to the top with witch hazel. Add in 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin, which will help the bug spray stay on your skin. If you don’t have glycerin, it will still work without it. Add in your mixture of essential oils — about 25-50 drops. The more drops you add, the more effective the spray will be. Screw on the top. Shake. You’re ready for use!
Source: DIY All-Natural Bug Spray | Free People Blog
Are you independent or in-dependence? When you fail to create and maintain organized systems, you become completely dependent on other people to handle those matters for you.
The first session is FRIDAY, JULY 12th. Claim your spot today for the following sessions and educate yourself on how to take back your independence over paper clutter. Learn from the professionals on what papers to keep and how to organize them. Plus you will receive take home tools that you can continue to use at home.
Can't wait to see you there.
Keep your house safe when you are on vacation. The best option would be to have a house sitter. If that is not a viable option, here's a checklist of safety reminders for you.
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Welcome to my blog. I am glad you are here to read the musings on organizing and finding balance in your life. I hope you find them inspiring and motivating.