Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Garage Sales

Recently we had a neighborhood garage sale. We participated in one two years ago and we had a good turn out.  So I figured it was time to do it again.

I am a big seller on Craiglist and Ebay. But, we all know that there are just some things that you can’t sell online. You know – like the old towels, kid puzzles, or the naked Barbie dolls with the matted hair. Yeah. Those things aren’t going to sell on Craigslist or on Ebay. But miraculously they do sell at garage sales.

Some things are just garage sale material.

And it’s amazing what people buy. Who would have thought someone would want my son’s worn-out sneakers (for 50 cents), or my daughter’s dress-up costumes with the ripped tulle (for $2). Who would have thought that the piano music book that I used as a kid would sell for 75 cents. Seriously?

But the stuff sells. The vultures want it. And they buy it. And they keep buying. It’s a beautiful thing.

I just collect the money and watch in amazement as my stuff leaves my house. And I get super giddy that I just cleared out a bunch of stuff that I really didn't need and was just taking up space in my basement.

In fact, I get so super-excited, that mid-way through the sale, I started looking around the house for more stuff to sell. Yes. I get a little bit crazy! Let’s put it this way: no one will ever call me a hoarder.

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