Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mission Accomplished

Garage sale is done. Thank goodness! The good news is that we got rid of so much stuff, I can't quite believe it. The bad news is that there's still a ton left over. After so much time spent dragging all of it up from the basement, I don't want to put any of it back down there!

All in all, I can't complain, and honestly, a lot of the things we didn't sell can still be donated and used by people who really need it. I've got lots of baby girl clothes--four bins full--and even if we keep half of it as a "just in case we have another baby" backup, there would still be plenty (if it's a girl). Almost all of the baby toys went, along with several children's books and some bigger items (like a clunky old dresser) were snatched up early yesterday.

Lots of other people in our neighborhood had garage sales this weekend, and it was just slow all over. It's a sad day when the tight economy means people can't even afford to buy things at a garage sale. One lady down the street spent about $20 in advertising her garage sale, but it didn't do any good. Our sale was maybe half the size of hers, but we made more.

That's about it--I'm off to catch up on blogs!


Anonymous said...

eBay the rest of the stuff. Soooo much less hassle :)

jAMiE said...

I liked having a garage way to meet the neighbours if you haven't met them already.