Entry #2, August 23, 2009
Some of us love them, and some of us hate them.. Although, if you are selling your home, or plan on staying awhile, the tips below may make you ready to have a garage sale.
Junk or Treasure?
When you look in your closets, garage, children’s rooms, etc.. are they cluttered because you have a lot of things, or a lot of junk? Take 5-10 minutes and walk through your home. When you open the closet door, you should be able to say that everything you see (and don’t see) will be used at one time or another, in the next 6 months. (Not including holiday decorations). If you can’t say this.. sell it! What you don’t need, someone else does.
“I HATE garage sales!”
If the idea of haggling with customers over 2 dollars for your G.I. Joe action figure is not down your alley then here are other ways to declutter those junky spaces.
- Craig’s list, Oodle – Most major cities have them (Online
- Salvation Army, Vietnam Veterans, Goodwill (Donation Charities)
- Churches, Community Center’s, Senior Citizen organization’s
- School’s, Daycare’s, Mission’s, Half Way House’s
Many of the above places have web sites that you can register for donation’s to be picked up from your doorstep! Many will offer donation receipts (tax deductions).
So roll up your sleeves.. if you tackle a closet a weekend… you will find that high school yearbook, that you thought you had lost.. and maybe gain some space at the same time!
For more fall garage sale ideas on Stagetecture, click here.