I love going to garage sales, but getting ready for one wears me out! A few of my neighbors are having sales this weekend, so it is the perfect opportunity to rid myself of a lot of stuff that desperately needs a new home!
Naturally I started with my house....I went through every closet, cabinet and dresser and pulled anything and everything I had not seen, used, or worn in the last year.
I can't function if my closets and cabinets are stuffed and unorganized...so I don't have a problem getting rid of things I don't need or won't use! Seriously, I haven't made a fondant cake in two years...do I really need 3 boxes full of fondant cake decorating tools?I even made my kids go through their stuff and pull their "cast offs." I'm still waiting on Katie...she has been sick all week so I feel bad about making her go through her cabinets and closet, but honestly, she is the worst pack-rat in the house.
After going through my house, I went to both flea market booths and spent hours pulling things that had not sold! Truth be told, my booths look soooo much better! Even though I had been selling items, I was also stocking them on a regular basis...so there was A LOT of stuff that needed to go!
I know there are people in the world whose garages look like this all the time. But this would drive me totally mad if I had to live like this all the time!!! Boxes and tubs and baskets FULL of anything and everything! And believe it or not I am still piling stuff in there!!
It is a one day sale...so Saturday this all goes away one way or another! I have a die hard rule about garage sales...if it goes out, it does NOT come back in!!! My unrealistic goal is to sell everything...but I know I probably won't. So at the end of the day I will box up everything that did not sell and donate it to a local charity!
I would like to think I will get my garage back after the sale. But it is time to start getting ready for fall at home and at the booths. So next week I begin the process of pulling fall decorations out of the attic and gearing up for the holidays!
Someday I hope to be able to park my truck in the garage again. Someday....