Spring has sprung across most of country, the birds are chirping, the flowers are opening, the trees are starting to bud, and the piles and piles of useless crap stored in my basement has to be thrown out.
Being frugal by nature my first instinct when offered anything free has always been “sure I’ll take it, I know I’ll be able to find a use for it sometime”. Well...from years of experience (and encouraging from my wife) I’ve come to the realization that actually NO I probably won’t be finding a use for most of the antiquated junk in my basement (you never know when you’ll need 2 extra toasters and 4 VCRs...).Over the weekend I’ve come to the conclusion that even if an opportunity did arise that required one of the items I’ve accumulated over the years I wouldn’t be able to find it in a timely manner amongst all the other boxed “treasures”.
In order to reclaim some shelf space in the basement I basically have 3 options:
1.Take few trips to the dump (this requires a very long and frustrating wait in my city).
2.Donate all I can to second hand stores (won’t get rid of it all and will require a lot of trips)
3.Sell what I can – garage sale.
Well based on my frugal nature I think it’s obvious what I’m going to do...a garage sale. I’ve never had one before but I’ll give you an update on how much I make. My hopes aren’t really that high but to quote an experienced garage saler friend of mine “you’d be amazed at all the useless crap people will buy”.