Friday, May 08, 2009
I have a love-hate relationship with garage sales. I've had 3 of them myself and have helped with many more. It's amazing all the stuff we accumulate. Yesterday I helped pull out box after box of stuff to price for my in-laws garage sale. Years and years of accumulation. I was so overwhelmed I didn't even know what box to pull first. My husband worked well through the day and into the evening. We're all exhausted and hoping for people to show up and pay to take the stuff away. This is a very important sale because they are moving. The less they have to move the better.
I did score a few items. A hand-made teapot shaped dollhouse from Scotland. I'm going to clean it up and save it for my daughter. Also a waffle-maker. I've been walking the small appliance aisle of Target for months wishing to justify the purchase of a waffle-maker. Well I guess putting it out in the universe worked because now I have a nearly new waffle-maker for free!
On the down side: I'm accumulating more stuff! Ahhh! All this packing and garage-saling is really making me want to simplify my stuff. I'm a sentimental person so it's hard to let go. But I think it can be freeing if we do let go. Life can feel a little easier if we don't have so much stuff to take care of.