Aby from Creative Organizing recently posted about garage sales, to have them or not to have them? I have to tell you, I LOVE to go to garage sales but I hate to have them. I’ve done maybe three in my lifetime and I don’t think I’ll ever do it again. They are just so much work and I am just way too lazy. One of the things I hate the most about having a garage sale is storing all the stuff somewhere in my house beforehand. I don’t have that kind of real estate so it’s just not worth it to me. Once I decide to get rid of my stuff I just want it gone, I don’t want to have to see it again and have it play with my emotions. Blech. The other thing I can’t stand is the haggling over a 5 cent item. Forget about it. I.Just.Can’t.Do.It. I live in a small community and the return really doesn’t justify the work involved. Well except perhaps for the time I had my “no more babies” garage sale. I found out baby stuff tends to sell well. I also found out I wasn’t done having babies. Oops!
So today it’s all about garage sales. Do you love them or hate them? If you love having them, what’s your best garage sale tip for us and if you hate them what do you do with your stuff instead?
And for all of you who like me go out to garage sales each week what has been your best bargain? I would have to say mine was the HUGE box of lego (which included many many many sets) that I purchased all for $20.00!! Gotta love it.
And if you really are keen on having a garage sale these two gals know how to do it well and can definitely help:
10 Tips to a Wildly Successful Garage Sale ~ Beingfrugal.net
Upstairs Downstairs Idea ~ $600 later! ~ Reluctant Entertainer