Saturday, May 16, 2009

Garage Sale Find of the Year!!!

I'm usually pretty lucky at finding bargains at garage sales, but Friday was the best day yet! I was at the last sale of the morning before heading home. It was already 9:30 so I figured everything good was already taken. There was this wicker set - love seat, chair and table, at the entrance of this man's garage. There was no price on it but I asked, "how much for this set?" He said $10.00!! I said for all of it??? Yes!!! I threw my money at him and said I'll back my Durango up in the garage. He even loaded it for me! I figure that nobody knew it was for sale, with no price tag on it. It looked like it was just their place to sit outside the garage. Why else had no one bought it before 9:30?

Then on to INSIDE my house. I'm having a garage sale next week. We don't have a garage. Just a carport. So I'm stacking everything I
'm going to sell in the house. I don't know if we can live like this for a whole week. But at this point we have no choice! And WHY was I shopping at sales on Friday when I'm trying to get rid of my own junk?

This is our dining room---

Our living room, by the front door...

The basement...

And I'm finally giving up all of my crafting stuff I don't use. I have LOTS of stuff in unopened packages. Polymer clay stuff, soap making stuff, paper mache, wooden boxes to paint. Something like 30 decorating and crafting books. Six 18 gallon plastic tubs full of fabric!!!! I'm only keeping rug hooking stuff. I'm sure alot of people will be thrilled to buy it and I will be thrilled to get it out of my house. It's to the point that my brain is cluttered. I don't want ANY stuff in my house anymore!!!

All of you Springfield girls, the sale starts next Thursday at 7:00 a.m. I'll tell you my address Tuesday night at Simply Fibers.

Wish me luck!



TamboinMO said...

HOLY JEEZ!!!! Now that is what I call courage! Are you keeping all your stuff for journaling?

Jacque. said...

WOW...I feel really bad that I don't live there. Would love to get a look at all your fabric...being new to quilting and all. Well, you have fun (I know, it's a ton of hard work to get ready) and sell lots! LOVE the wicker...holy schmoly...the deal of the century, I'm thinkin'! Best of luck to you!

PamperingBeki said...

That wicker set is awesome!!

My parents live in Springfield and we go there several times a year. My mom is funny because she always wants to have a yardsale, but gets rid of stuff *contstantly* so there's never anything to sell! On sale day, she'll have like 4 things set out and then can't figure out why no one stops at her yard sale. haha!

Joanne said...

Wow Sheri - that's quite the undertaking - will you have anything left in your house!

On the other hand - once it's gone you will feel so "renewed" - We did that a few years ago - yard sale for some stuff, had a consignment stuff come pick up my entire dining room filled with stuff (they sold every piece!), and donations - it was a great feeling!

Wished I lived closer! Great find at the yard sale this weekend!

JoJo said...

Sheri, I'm so proud of you!! Such a great thing you're doing....lightening your own load and sending stuff to another home where it will be loved and appreciated.

Once you get through the hassle, work and exhaustion of doing the actual sale, you'll feel so light and liberated. Or, at least, I do.

After holding 3 sales in a year for a friend (and yes, we added our stuff, since we did everything here at our house), we now have nothing left to sell. And if something comes IN the door, something must go OUT the door. Keeps the clutter down so well.

I hope you don't wear yourself out to the point of pain. Try to pace yourself and make sure to take plenty of time to sit.

You GO, girl!!!

Sheri said...

When I got up this morning I wanted to just turn around and go back to bed! The piles are much bigger this morning. Worked a lot in my craft room yesterday. I'm going to have a "pre-sale" with the girls I know and friends of friends. Having that on Wednesday night. Maybe that will help me come sale day-not be so overwhelmed!

Kim said...

Oh WOW!!!! LOVIN that red wicker set and WHAT a DEAL!!!! Congrats on that! Isn't that a great feeling? Good luck with your sale. I need to start clearing stuff out myself...