I hate clutter. And most anything that doesn’t have immediate use to me is clutter. My mom once said about me, “Don’t stand still in Kristi’s house for more than two minutes or she’ll donate you to Goodwill.” Some people might be insulted by that statement, but it made me proud.
Now it’s summer and time for my favorite activity: A yard sale! Getting rid of stuff makes me feel like I’ve lost weight. So light and happy!
Once I’ve decided to do a yard sale, I start looking at everything in my house with a critical eye. WHY do I have two manual potato smashers? Really, why do I even have one? There has got to be a point were my kids have too many Legos. That point is now. Is anyone going to read those two 500-page volumes of Henry Kissinger’s autobiography? Doubtful. What about those margarita glasses that have the cactus shaped stems? Haven’t been used in 12 years? Gone!
Here are my top five reasons for giving a yard sale:
- You can get rid of big stuff and not have to worry about how to transport it to Goodwill. People bring their own trucks!
- A yard sale is a fun social event where you make money. You get to meet new neighbors and chat with old ones.
- It’s a great way to get your kids involved. They can see the value of used goods, work on their sales skills, do some manual labor by helping set up, and make a little cash.
- You just can’t believe the stuff people will buy from you. When in doubt, put it out there with a $.25 sticker on it.
- Christmas in summer. Meaning, you can get rid of all those Christmas decorations that never get displayed and use the cash to go buy yourself some presents.
Happy selling, everyone!