It's about that time again...the Community Wide Garage Sale

Dated: April 10 2022

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It's time for our Annual Community Wide Garage Sale here in Vintage Reserve!  I've lived in this neighborhood for 20 years and hosting this garage sale for just about as long!  I was asked recently by a neighbor, "why do you organize these Garage Sales every year (sometimes twice a year?), what's in it for you?"

Well, I could tell you the obvious reasons, which are because I love helping people (that's also why I sell Real Estate!) which is true and that it's a great way to advertise (also true). 

But honestly, it's more than that.  I love garage sales.  I love everything about them.  I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I've cleaned out  closets and organized spaces in my home.  I love visiting old photographs and memories I stumble on as I'm organizing that one room in my house that I swear one day will be my craft room. 

I love hauling out my old torn pink camping chair that has more memories in my garage as "Mom's garage sale chair" than it ever did as a camping chair. 

I love sipping a cup of hot coffee in the early hours of the morning when our neighborhood is still sleeping and catching a glimpse of a neighbor dutifully striding through the neighborhood with their dog.

I love watching the neighborhood waking up and getting a friendly wave from a neighbor as they head out to work or corral up their kids for a weekend away game.

I love the chit chat that comes with a Garage Sale.  I mean the fact that I can catch up with friends and neighbors that stop by and meet new ones too and I don't even have to leave my driveway?  I'm in!

I love seeing that expression on a child's face who's stumbled across a My Little Pony or Pokémon figure that my kids have long outgrown with the same excitement my own children had on their faces when they first received it.

I love knowing that the kitchen gadgets, old desk, filing cabinets and furniture that I no longer need won't end up in a landfill and may even help a family earn some extra money by re-purposing or even re-selling it to someone else who will love it as I once did.

I love taking money I've made from my garage sale and treating my kids to dinner that night or tucking it away into a "rainy day" fund.  

I love that some of my dearest friendships were formed when I started "Garage Saling".

I love that when my kiddos were "Littles" I was always able to provide toys or books and not have to break into their college fund to do so.  And to this day I love to say that my house in decorated in "Early American Garage Sale".

I love that when a neighbor needed help, we came together as a community and pooled our resources to put on the biggest fundraiser garage sale ever and donated over $3000 for them.

I love thinking that by organizing this Community Garage Sale, there may be a few others that feel the same way I do.

Happy Garage Saling!

 

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Kelly Bojarski

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