Four of us participated, and it was in my friend, Beryl's, garage
which has an old wood burning stove in the back to keep it
warmer especially in this cooler weather. Having a garage sale
is incredibly grueling when you include the "gathering" of unwanted stuff, transporting it, pricing it all, setting up the tables and shelves and then placing all the items neatly on the surfaces transforming an old garage into a neat, little, thrift store.
The first evening getting it all set up took until 3:00am! Needless to say, I didn't get a wink of sleep that night before having to be back to attach 23 handmade signs to numerous poles in the area before opening our gates at 9:00am! The wonderful part about all of the gruelling work is sharing it with three wonderful friends, laughing like school girls but working so diligently preparing everything for a successful sale.
Today was the second and final day of the sale. Both days were well attended and we sold a lot of our "stuff". It's amazing how other people appreciate what we no longer love, need, or want.
I loved seeing lots of
different people: some young, some bringing children with them and some older, but most everyone who entered our "store" were friendly and open to all of our silliness, our singing along with the radio, our dancing and our laughter.
I am happy to report that it was a successful sale in more than one way: we made money, made friends, renewed acquaintances and made some fun memories.