One Person’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure?

10 Jul

My husband and I had a garage sale this past holiday weekend since we’re selling our home and have a ton of crap to get rid of.  Granted, there were some nice items for sale, but for some reason most of the people went for what I viewed as my crap.  Of course, I would never tell them that, but it was amazing to see what they were going after.

I was shocked time and again how women with small children would pass right by the baby stroller, toys, books and clothes and make a beeline right for some old flower pot or outdated cookbook I had.  Wouldn’t you rather have your children nicely clothed and pleasantly distracted or be able to make Great Aunt Tootie’s tater tot casserole?

That is why I purposely do not go to other people’s garage sales.  I figure they’re doing the same thing I am…getting rid of crap.  Why would I want the junk they don’t want anymore?  Plus, I don’t have the patience to sift through all the garbage to look for the treasures.  Hence, why you will never find me going through the racks at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx.  Too many choices, too many brain cells killed in sheer frustration.

So, if you ever have a garage sale remember this:  don’t ever put out items you think will sell.  Search for everything you were going to throw away and put it out…guaranteed it will sell!

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