I must be the world’s worst garage sale manager!  I’ve tried it several times but I still have to achieve success, but my highest profit has been about $14.20.  It’s not that I don’t have enough stuff nor that I charge too much, nor that I display in an unsightly manner, nor do I neglect marking the price. Then what’s my problem? Reason #One: Weather. Out of four week-ends the weather is iffy or down right rainy. The main reason the weather is a problem is that it has been iffy enough to provide an excuse for me. Reason #Two:  During that four weeks, I walk through my garage about a hundred times. Consequently I find too much good stuff in my garage sale. Every time I walk to the car I it turns on my creative juices – the same juices that made me buy the stuff in the first place! So back in the house they come, out comes the glue gun, scissors, hammer, tacks, etc. And I am back into projects that weaken (or eliminate) my garage sale motivation. So today the stuff went back on the shelves and into the trunk of my car, and into other little out of the way spaces waiting for me to get back to my artistic maneuvers that will result in this dream of a garage sale someday when I get all the pretty things made. Oh what a garage sale that will be!

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to GARAGE SALE WOES

  1. dawnlizjones says:

    Yes, and I want photos posted please! (How’s THAT for accountability?!)

  2. shoreacres says:

    This is just funny. I can’t tell you the number of times my mother would decide to hold a garage sale, and then decide all the stuff she was putting out, she really needed to keep — “just in case.”
    She was the keeper of the family, while I was more of a thrower. We balanced each other nicely, until it was time for moving-sale garage sales, and I wouldn’t let her take anything back in the house.

  3. luckyjc007 says:

    I’m one that puts everything out to sale and end up selling….some, but find the transporting of things from the house to the garage, putting a price on things and spending a half day trying to sell my “stuff” does not bring in enough cash to make all that worth while….hence, the no garage sales mindset. 😁

  4. oneta hayes says:

    It is easier to give it away but I don’t know who to give to. I like church sales but not many seem to do that now. At a garage sale I have a feeling that someone likes my stuff if they will buy it for any price, even low. Sentimental.

  5. Faye says:

    This is so good when neighbours are not too scattered. We tend to have one big market day kind of thingy in our community. Taking stuff is always a bit of bother and there is usually more folks selling stuff than buying so I tend to give stuff away. (it surely does not help me keep writing when I give books away but it is form of sharing, and advertising I suppose. (and also caring). Craft things are always lovely to look at. But sadly the same applies more to sell and hardly anyone buying.. Interesting blog.

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