RSVP HEREIt'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
It's about that time again...the Community Wide Garage Sale
Dated: April 10 2022
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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