Do you like to go shopping at garage sales? Do you like to set up your own garage sales? Or do you hate shopping at them and hate having them?
There are strong opinions on both sides. They can be great places to pick up items you need at a good price. In today’s economy that is becoming even more important. At the same time, because of the great bargains they can contribute to your clutter overload. If you tend to buy things because they are a bargain yet you really don’t need the item then it is probably not a good idea to shop garage sales.
If you are thinking of having a sale to make some money on all your things then you need to think it out carefully before doing it. The TV shows makes it look easy and profitable. They also have large crews to handle all the work. And it is a lot of work.
If you want to have a garage sale to clear out a lot of clutter at one time then you need to plan carefully for it. You need a date set, preferably with someone else or the neighborhood. Then you want to have a plan in place to get rid of the things that don’t sell. Some charities pick up and other you have to drop it off there. Any money you make will be the icing on the cake. Once all the clutter is off your property; sold, charity, or trash, then you will feel a sense of accomplishment.
Tell me what you think about garage sales.
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