My friend just bought her first house and needed to downsize her belongings before moving. However, she felt she didn’t have enough stuff to qualify for a rummage sale, so she asked family and friends if they had anything they wanted to sell. Yes, please!
Luckily for her, I had some junk on hand that I was sick of looking at. I knew if I really went through my house, I could find lots of treasures for other people to buy. Unfortunately, my motivation wasn’t running on all cylinders the evening I gathered my goods. I did cull enough stuff together to fill my trunk, though.
In exchange for including my things in her rummage sale, I offered to help out the first afternoon. Here’s what I learned:
- For some reason, my stuff seemed so much more valuable sitting on those card tables in the driveway, than it did packed in boxes in my basement. In other words, I had to lower the prices a few times to move some merch.
- I made fun of my friend for selling a boatload of bath towels and bed sheets. Never thought those would sell. Well, they all sold on the first day.
- Time went by faster when sipping on Spotted Cow.
I sold approximately 3/5 of what is in my trunk for a grand total of $39. Not too shabby! All of it but $2 went into my 52 Week sub-savings account (18+19=37), bringing my total to $190. I’m feeling really good about this.