Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Guess What I'm Doing...


Yes, I am having a garage sale this weekend. As much as I love to got to other people's garage sales, I rarely have one of my own. Why you ask? Well for two reasons really.
  1. I think if you don't have alot of stuff and at least a few "higher $" items (> $5) it is not worth the time it takes to get it all together and organized and spend 2 or 3 days sitting there waiting on people.
  2. I am a packrat, and when I clean out an area, room , closet, etc... and decide to get rid of something - it needs to go right away - because either it is taking up too much room or because I might change my mind and decide to keep it if it hangs around!!
So if I have to get rid of stuff as I sort through it, rarely do I have enough to make it worth my while. It is amazing how much "Uncle Sam" will let you deduct on your taxes if you donate stuff to a charitable organization (Goodwill, Salvation Army, St. Vincent dePaul, etc...), so more often than not that is where my junk goes.

The last garage sale I had was about 6 years ago when I got rid of all my baby toys, furniture, clothes, etc, since my last had outgrown them. It was worth it then - I think I made over $500!!

Now in the past month or so, I have been working hard to weed stuff out, and the kids were required to clean their rooms and weed them out the first week of summer break (I know I'm mean - I've already heard it from 3 kids!). So between their junk (which they will get the money for) and mine, I think we have enough to make it worth my while.

Our neighborhood association sale this weekend, and I decided to go for it. It is rainy and cool today so stuck in the house anyway - may as well, work on this and try to make a little money!!!

Please come and buy my junk!!!

6 comments:

Evelyn said...

If I lived anywhere nearby, you KNOW I'd totally be there! :-) Good luck with your sale!!

Lori McDonough said...

me too!!!! We had day one of our sale at my mom's house (better traffic)...5 families. It is soooo much work...and it rained on us all morning. Grrrr. Better day tomorrow. I'm over it already! Hope your goes great!

Hootie said...

Good luck to you!

I seem to always make more on my coffee and Cinnamon Scones I make and sell! :)

BUMBLE BEANS said...

HEY! I want that green chair! Darn. where are you anyway??
we just hit a couple sales this past weekend. perhaps I'll post my little finds....

Emily said...

There is a picture of me opening my box of materials you sent me from the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway. Thank you. I love them. I can't wait to make something with them. I will send you a picture to put on your blog when I do.

Emily,

www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Hootie said...

How did your sale ever turn out? :)