Saturday, April 19, 2008

Garage Sale


The Neighborhood we live in is having a Community Garage Sale in May. This is the 2nd year for it. I was amazed last year at how many people were having Garage Sales and how many people were in the Neighborhood for it. So I decided we are going to have a Garage Sale!!! I have been thinning out and sorting for weeks. If I don't like it anymore or don't use it anymore or don't have a place for it or it doesn't go with my current style of decorating....it's going in the Garage Sale!!

Now here is the hard part.....trying to get the Hubs to part with his belongings. He is a major pack rat and throws away NOTHING and keeps stuff "because you never know when you are going to need it". I can see the logic but believe me he is in the excess line here! Example: When his socks and T Shirts become worn and it's time for new ones, he likes to save them for rags. Great Idea... right? NO! Not when you have 3 tall kitchen FULL of old socks and T Shirts in the basement. And he never uses them for ANYTHING!

After some major talking, lecturing, harping and begging. He has agreed to go through some of his stuff and put it in the Garage Sale pile. This is major folks!!! Today we are going through his boxes of VHS tapes to see which ones he can part with. We are also going through his closets and drawers and thin out some of his clothing. We might even try to go through some of his boxes of books. (that is a last minute add on. We'll see how that goes.)


Wish me luck!

8 comments:

Rue said...

Good luck! I won't have a garage sale because I'm a packrat too and you would have to watch me crying on the side of the raod if people bought my stuff LOL

Have a great Saturday,
rue

Deb said...

Hi Carolyn, I hope you post pictures, everyone is having yard sales its the season now. I been saying for years that I would have one maybe now would be the time for me also. Especially since you've made it sound so simple, (just go around at take what you're not using anymore). I've been wanting to get rid of a million things. Good Luck! Deb

Bob from http://www.weekendeasycash.com said...

Good Luck - Gearage Sales are a fantastic way to make cash.

Carrie said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by my blog! Good luck with your garage sale. They're so much work, but just think about how clutter free you'll be once it's over! Wahooo!
God bless :)

homespun living said...

Good luck with your sale. I must admit to having trouble, myself, with parting with certain come garage sale time :)

Deb

Kitty said...

It's hard to get people to change their ways. Letting go of stuff is good.
Have fun with it. I bet it'll be a blast.

Susie Q said...

Hmmm...MY community is having a garage sale that day too. Could it be we live closer than I even thought??

Have fun with your sale!! Email me sometime...combs_sue@yahoo.com

Hugs,
Sue

Lara said...

You write very well.