I have been to a few garage sales in the last couple weeks and have scored some great deals. Things like the free popcorn popper that was free because it was missing a part- a part that my old falling apart popper still has! Yeah! I can cross 'popcorn popper' off of my birthday list.
Little girl clothes are easy to find at garage sales and I think that Berean now has a fairly complete girly wardrobe. Mission accomplished.
Truthfully, however, I get a little nervous at garage sales. What if I don't like anything? What if the garage is creepy? What if the people are acting strange? What if everything is super overpriced? It is so awkward to park your car, go up to a sale and than quickly see that there is nothing there you have the slightest interest in. Do you look? Do you turn around and flee? Do you pretend to be interested in something and than dash?
I have one piece of advice. Don't make eye contact.
I feel bad if I just quickly turn and flee. Like I am basically saying, "your junk isn't even worth a second look. Nothing you have is even slightly interesting. I am too good for you and your overpriced giant inflatable santa claus."
Such a dilemma.
I also refuse to have a garage sale. I give all my stuff away to people who come to my door and take it, like the Lupus foundation. Or I bring the baby stuff up to the crisis pregnancy center. It seems easier and less stressful.
What do you think? Is having garage sales worth your time? Do you love them or hate them? Is there anyone out there like me that gets nervous about the whole situation? Do you go anyway?