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.
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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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