I’m writing this, wondering if I’ll actually be able to make it happen this week.
I’ve shared that I’m planning to have a garage sale, and thought I’d share the reasons I’m choosing to put myself and my family through the torture.
Honestly, I’ve come to a point where I prefer the Consistent Donating Method over the Collect and Sell in One Big Swoop Method.
But . . . a garage sale makes sense right now. A few months ago, after riding around with the back of my Suburban full of donations for more-than-a-week-or-two, I stopped by our local thrift store to donate.
They were full.
Seriously. They wouldn’t take my stuff, and I had to cart it right back home.
And . . . until last week, I hadn’t received any notices of the donation pick-ups on which I’d started to depend.
And . . . I have several big things that I’d like to get rid of. Things like . . . a desk, a bench, a shelf, and some large outgrown items from the playroom. The hassle factor of donating those large items combined with the fact that I might get ten dollars apiece for them (making my overall profit more likely to be worth my time), helped me decide I was willing to do the Garage Sale Thing.
Plus . . . . a garage sale is great motivation for kids to declutter. One of my kids has been actively going through his stuff since I mentioned that we would be having one soon.
How are you getting rid of your stuff this spring?