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Garage Sale Tips ???
« on: Apr 21 07 04:45 »
OK....I have just spent the day hauling endless crap out of the attic space (and any other space one can store crap).....in the attempt to organize myself for a garage sale.  

  There are boxes and boxes and even more boxes of fabric.....enough books to start a small library.....dishes, ornaments, small appliances............................................................The biggest problem I'm having is the limited space I have to sort through it.

  I'm overwhelmed !!!!!  

  I'm sure it will take me at least a week just to haul this stuff out.  

SO....from there....what's next?  How far ahead do you advertise.

Anybody done this who has any advice?    
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 21 07 05:26 »
Good for you, P.C.  The garage sale stuff can really take over the house!  I think you need to just "make a mess" of it while you're sorting.  I usually put up the signs around Wed, if the sale is on Sat/Sun.
 
 If you have time on garage sale day, bring out the BBQ.  You can make a killing selling hot dogs, coffee and freezies.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 21 07 05:30 »
If you have time on garage sale day, bring out the BBQ.  You can make a killing selling hot dogs, coffee and freezies.


GOOD IDEA !!!   That's the stuff I'm looking for.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 21 07 05:40 »
Also, try to bag things up (in clear plastic) and sell by the "lot" so people have to take the good with the bad.  That really gets rid of the junk!  Let me know when your garages sale is, and I'll notify my inlaws.  They can never resist a "garbage sale" (not implying that your stuff is garbage!)  
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 21 07 05:50 »
We're gunning for 2 weeks from now.  I have a neighbour who wants to combine them.....so she's been putting the screws to me.  I could probably use another week, but.....on the other hand, sometimes I need a kick in the pants to get on it.....especially when it's something I really don't want to do.
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 21 07 05:51 »
Also, try to bag things up (in clear plastic) and sell by the "lot" so people have to take the good with the bad.

  I like this tip too !  Good thinking.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 21 07 05:52 »
 Oh, you'll have fun once the actual sale starts.  The people watching is always hilarious.  
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Re: Garage Sale Tips ???
« Reply #7 on: Apr 21 07 05:59 »
Put a sign on the cat that says he's not for sale.  
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 21 07 06:03 »
Lil Me......this is absolutely unbelievable.  How did this HAPPEN ?  You're talking to someone who still has her first etch-a-sketch...my kids favourite first toys.....artwork they did in kindergarten...a ton of stuff from my parents place when they passed on.   I'm one of those people that has a hard time letting go of things.  (but it feels SO good when I do)

   I buy clothes....wear them 2 or 3 times and then I either get bored with them, or I decide they don't look as good on me as I thought they did...LOL  I must have 40 dress jackets/blazers.

  My thinking is, if I get rid of a heap-o-junk....then I'll have the space to keep the frivolous stuff that I want to hang on to.....lol  
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 21 07 06:05 »
Put a sign on the cat that says he's not for sale.

  I don't think that'll be necessary....he has a tendency to think he's a rottweiler when strangers come around.....lol
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 21 07 06:07 »
 I never throw things away.
Heck when my mother would pack my lunch when I was little for field trips I'd eat everything or I'd get depressed if I didn't. Because my mother cares about me.

I'm the same way with clothes. lol
   
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« Reply #11 on: Apr 21 07 06:28 »
Are you trying to tell me you got a whack of old lunches stored somewhere?
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 21 07 06:30 »
 P.C. wrote:
 My thinking is, if I get rid of a heap-o-junk....then I'll have the space to keep the frivolous stuff that I want to hang on to.....lol
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  Exactly.  Out with the old, in with the new.  Make some space, then you have the summer to cruise around and buy OTHER PEOPLE'S JUNK.  LOL.
 
  If you haven't worn something for a year, chances are you never will.  Toss it.
 
  I got brutal with my closet and did a major clear-out.  I tried on everything that I hadn't worn for a while.  If something didn't fit properly, I got rid of it.
     
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 21 07 06:31 »
 P.C. wrote:
Are you trying to tell me you got a whack of old lunches stored somewhere?
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 You could be potentially wealthy if you find any sandwiches that look like Elvis or major religious figures.
 
 
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« Reply #14 on: Apr 21 07 06:33 »
P.C.- I wouldn't garage sale anything rare or extremely old (ie vintage Etch A Sketch) .  I'd hang onto it and ebay it separately.  
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