Garage Sale!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Well, the garage sale I had yesterday was a success! I actually grossed about $120 for the whole day, which, funny enough, is more than I would've made working at Subway for the 8 hours that I usually do. But better than that, I actually got rid of a lot of stuff, and a lot of the big stuff. In a way that's actually more satisfying than donating it, as this way, I know someone wanted it and will enjoy it.

The only downside, is comming back into the house after the garage sale and realizing that I still have so. much. crap. So much. I'm still looking at between 5 and 15 boxes of my stuff to pack up, which is so much!

I always wished that I was one of those people that could sell all their stuff and just live out of a backpack forever, and in a way, I will be forcing myself to do that this fall. I won't be giving away my stuff, but I will be leaving it behind. But, the truth is, I love my stuff. I really do. It seems wrong, but it's the truth. My stuff is a big part of who I am. Hmmm..

On the computer front, I seem to have done nothing more than slap a bandaid on a missing limb. Hah. My computer is functionning better, but it's still not up to par. I will still try loading XP onto it later in the summer, but for now, I still have access.

Nothing new to report on the money front, I'm excited to see how close I am to my goals, and my brain is running around thinking of new things to save for once I've accomplished these!!


Esme said...

$120 is great! I'm like you too. I try to sell my stuff before I donate it. I know in my city, the major donation centers are just too overwhelmed it donations, I worry it might get thrown out. Buy selling it I feel better about getting a little money and i know someone will be using it for sure.

Bouncing Back said...

You have made great in-roads in the hard part of parting with your "stuff". I love my stuff too and one of my goals is to decrease my stuff. It's hard!

I don't know if you have a freecycle group in your area, but if you don't want to donate your tag sale leftovers, you can always put them on freecycle and craigs list.

Canadian Saver said...

Oh that is great!

I love my stuff too, a bit too much I think :-(

Canadian Saver said...

Oh I meant to ask, when is your departure date?

Fabulously Broke said...

I want to sell everything... just need to do a garage sale to do that.

Congrats on $120!

Jerry said...

We had a garage sale before we moved and we grossed about $700 over two days. However, I hasten to add that we also had so. much. crap. - and even some extra crap given to us my neighbors who moved! Some of that was really decent furniture, so that can really lead the profit line upward. All in all, though, it was nice to have the insurance of a little more money for our move, and a little less junk to toss!