Family Quote: "Dad chases Mom's trash and she chases mine."
I'm quick to throw out stuff that Mom says I should keep. But Dad keeps everything and Mom has to throw away some of his stuff.
Now I know that trashcan items can be treasures: figurines, glass vases, old stereo equipment, video games, paintings, jewelry, box springs and sheets, old clothes, keyboards, crockpots, various kitchen items, camera and lens (not digital) ~ we sold those and more at our garage sale, bringing a total of 1129 in profit!
All that moolah from treasures ready for tossing!
The men came to the sale early (first sale at 6:20am) and the women came later in the day. Some people wanted something for nothing; others not only bought but came back 3 or 4 times to bring family members!
I know how to sell jewelry, do so at a garage sale where there's no competition! I can also say I'm a professional artist, three of my watercolor paintings sold and one oil sold (it wasn't even framed).
Garage sales are a great way to meet the neighbors; one neighbor wants Greg to join Kawana's or some such men's club that does a lot of charity work.
We even had some neighbors stop by just to say how much they loved the new addition to the house and the 2 car garage add on.
Beautiful weather, great profits, meeting the neighbors and cleaning out the clutter ~ it couldn't have worked out better!