Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Do Not Eat Garage Sale Leftovers

Seems everywhere you go, garage sales are lining the neighborhoods in hopes of getting rid of some stuff and making a bit of money.

If you are a "garage sailer" person, there are some good deals to be had. Though please make sure you truly NEED the item and have a spot for it in your home.

Avoid buying just for the great deal on something because likely down the road that item will end up in your garage sale.

Now if you are about to have a garage sale, set your expectations to have fun with it and meet some interesting new people. Very rarely do you hear about the oodles of money someone made at their garage sale. The goal is usually to purge some items out of your home, making a bit of cash along the way.

Here are some great tips on what to do with the lonely items that no on seemed to need, i.e. your leftovers:

- Take It To Charity: Local thrift stores or charities, or a church,
school, or day care.

- Give It Away: Try Freecycle or place items on the curb in a box
marked "free".

- Sell It: at an online auction site or via internet classified ad.

- Trash It/Recycle It: Let it go, and live happy in your clutter-free home.

Whatever you do, please do not bring your leftovers back into your home!!

You have taken the time to sort them out, please think about how great your home FEELS without the added items.

What was your greatest garage sale find?


Janet Barclay said...

I found a Trivial Pursuit DVD game which I'd wanted to buy but wasn't willing to spend $30-40 for.

Angie Weid said...

Good for you Janet!

Kath said...

I got the best lamp for $1.00 at the tail end of a street garage sale this weekend. Sometimes showing up late can result in a perfect treasure. I was willing to haul it to Goodwill if it didn't work in the living room. As it turns out it is gorgeous.
Last year we sold over half of what we own. We downsized and it is so very freeing!

Angie Weid said...

Excellent Kath!! Glad your purchased worked for your home.