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Community Garage Sale

May 18th, 2013 at 02:17 pm

Our community is having a garage sale day today. It looks like two neighbors are participating. I wish I was. But many factors were against me.

I don't have much stuff. We don't buy much. We use what we have. There is always something to get rid of, but not always the stuff you sell at a garage sale. My girls aren't giving up there stuff as easily as when the were younger.

I missed the deadline to submit my address before I even remembered to consider it. Oops! I'm sure I could still put things out and it wouldn't be a big deal. So this was a minor factor.

My DH returned home last night from his annual training. It just didn't seem right to hold a sale the day after he returned home. We would much rather spend time together than sit in our garage.

There will be other times to have a sale. In the meantime, I'm going to walk down and check the two on our block out and possibly meet some of our new neighbors.

Will you hold a garage sale this year?

6 Responses to “Community Garage Sale”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    This reminds me, in college I shared a house with two age 30-ish women. They had a garage sale one day and made so much money that they started having garage sales like every weekend. I remember them seeming incredulous I did not want to participate. I was a broke broke broke college student. Trust me, if there was anything I could sell, it had been sold ages ago. Big Grin More to the point, no one would have wanted to buy my stuff. & with each passing garage sale I wondered where on earth they had been storing all this "stuff" since we all lived very modestly, each of us only renting one bedroom. Just a funny memory.

  2. snafu Says:

    This weekend is our community's Garage Sale. People come from all quadrants of the city to bargain and buy. I've only participated a couple of times in community sales in advance of moving. It's just too much effort and time for the results. It's colored by an earlier experience. When we cleared out mom's house in order to sell after she passed away, we were pained by the nasty comments made by buyers who seemed to believe we would lower prices if they derided our mom's old but beloved stuff. We sent most of her stuff to auction and were satisfied by the results.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    If my friends who are moving decide to have a sale,I'll participate. Nut I've been giving loads of things away, and my ebay sales are going well!

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    Nope! Had one last year with my mom and sister as my mom was selling stuff from my grandmother who passed away last year. Nothing really to get rid of least not enough for a garage sale. We have been cleaning out and organizing too and not bringing new stuff in.

    We've done well in the past when we have had furniture, baby/kid clothes and toys and such, but anymore, it is such alot of work and not alot of return if you don't have certain types of items (at least in my area).

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Our subdivision usually has two a year, but we don't sell. Most of our stuff we use and I don't have the tables besides not wanting to take a day off from work. The last couple of years the sales our subdivision have had haven't been very good. I think the economy is having a toll.

  6. scfr Says:

    Next time the community has a sale, if you are on friendly terms with your neighbors, they may let you put a few things out at their sale. When we had our big pre-move sale-off and participated in our community garage sale, I was happy to add a friends things to my sale increase the number& variety of items.

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