sequestered area. Then the littering of signs turns into a cognitive coaster ride with thoughts bouncing from Denial:
“Maybe I could rejig these boxes to make everything fit for one more year!” to Optimism: “I’m going to do this and just get it over with- it won’t take that long right?!, I mean it’s only a few boxes!” to Ultraism: “The right thing to do
is just to donate the lot of it. I am so greatful for the blessings in my life! And there are those with so much less, wouldn’t it be so great to see the looks on the faces or those less fortunate?!” and of course my personal favorite, and go-to, Anger “This crap is hittin the trash like T- yesterday. Those damn ungrateful kids have way too much, I mean WAY too much! It is disgusting! That is it- I am not doing this shit, they are. As a thank you to me for being so damn loving and generous all of the time!"
Unfortunately, this year was that year for me. And suffice to say- I haven’t had my garage to park in for almost 4 weeks now….. and counting. The garage sale is over, but I still have lots to get rid of, and haven’t decided what to donate, and what to take another stab at on one of those online Garage Sale Groups on Facebook…… so yeah….. I’ll keep you guys posted I guess.
Anyways, because garage sales have been on the brain, and I just finished planning mine, I decided to do a quick printable for it to keep me organized. This was during my “I’m a super productive mother and home maker. Not only will I do this garage sale, but I will rejig our whole house and system at the same time! It’s not that bad; it is an instinctual part of being a woman and her drive to nest!” Part of the ride. Anyways, my house is not “rejigged” , but I did manage to finish the printable. So I thought I would share it with those of you who are looking to keep things organized and therefore, cut some hours off of this commitment!
I also have some helpful Advice to make the Garage Sale a success.
- Partner up with other families to ensure a larger amount of items. This gets more cars to stop and get
out and is better for advertising.
- Try to plan your sale during a time where there will be many other sales on in the same area. This
will also get you more traffic.
- Advertise on multiple different forums-Facebook, Newspaper, Kijiji, and post signs. Another good idea
is to make a sign and with the tabs to rip off on the bottom with your addie.
- Host your garage sale in an easy to locate area. So if you are doing a multi-family garage sale. Let the
location be the deciding factor of who gets to donate their garage!
- Be mindful of the weekend that your choose. (If it lands on a long weekend where your community is
usually camping or when the Stampede is in town, you may not get as many garage salers out and about.
- Mix up the times and days. So if you are doing Thurs, Fri, Sat. Try doing Thurs evening 6-8, Friday 9-5 day
and Sat 12-7 My neighbours had their on a Thursday evening and they were sold out like minutes after
opened! I couldn’t believe it!
- And of course, make sure that when your people are there you are engaged and friendly. Do hide
behind a book and wait for them to approach you.
Do you have any other Garage Sale Tips and Tricks that you have used and found to be amazing?! Share them please, I would love to hear from you guys!