It feels good to rid yourself of unnecessary clutter, doesn't it?
This morning my wife and I hosted a garage sale and managed to unload a fair number of items no longer relevant to our lives. That is to say, items that were completely useless and taking up valuable space. Big plastic toys. Small metallic toys. Medium-sized toys that make obnoxious sounds. We even moved a few grown-up products, like an Ansel Adams print and a never-opened Mickey Mouse desk set.
The sale started off a little shaky when a potential customer approached one of the toys and my daughter decided she didn't really want to part with it after all. "Don't take my red car!" she belted, and tears ensued. A few moments later, I persuaded her to let it go in exchange for candy corns.
All told, we netted $67.50. Given our modest success, I now find myself sizing up other crap around the house and wondering how much I could cash it out for. Hmmmm. I think I see a few more opportunities …