May 6, 2015

Should You Have a Yard Sale?

When I answered the phone this morning, my sister requested that I either talk her into or out of having a yard sale this weekend.  One after another, I hit her with a bunch of questions to get her thinking.

Being the entrepreneur she is, she commented on how I need to make money writing on my blog about yard sales...I still don't know what she meant by that, but I love her nonetheless.

But anyways, her challenge to ask inspired me to write.

So, without any further ado, here are some questions, you, my readers, might ask if you're thinking about opening up the garage or hauling all that superfluous 'junk' you've hung onto for years to the front yard to display for treasure seekers. (This is NOT the case with my sister, in case anyone thought I was talking about her!)

  • Are your treasures valuable enough that when the sale is over, you've earned at least minimum wage for your time?
  • Do you have to purchase a permit?  If so, might there be someone that could bring their stuff over to sell and keep you company as well as split the cost of the permit fee?
  • What's the weather supposed to be like?  This one is very important! Planning and preparing for this event, which this would be, is futile if no one comes because it's raining cats and hogs, not dogs!
  • Perhaps you could invite your children to price some of their treasures so they can go to Dairy Queen when it's all over and splurge on a cone?! (This is a great motivator to get rid of excess junk!)   
  • Are you willing to donate what didn't sell to a ministry/organization or will you drag all your leftovers back in the house? (I hate the cleaning up part!)
  • Might there be a God moment that you need to be on the lookout for?  Nothing is wasted, especially our time, when it's given for His purposes.  Everyone needs encouragement and/or prayer about SOMETHING!  Why not this weekend?
  • Is this something you've thought about for a while but just haven't taken the time to do?  
  • After you answer these questions, run through the list one more time, asking the God of everything to guide your steps and proceed in faith.
I'm sure this isn't an exhaustive list of questions, but it's a start!

If this post was ANY benefit to you, would you drop me a note and let me know...

My sister decided to have a sale.  I can't wait to hear how much money she made in her attempt to clean house before they move...again!  

I think she ought to send me a few bucks for all my great advice!  Or at least link this post to her Facebook page!

Love you, Karyn.

Until next time,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I avoid having a garage sale like the plague. hubby thinks dollar signs, I think time invested does not equate to the dollar signs, lol. On the flip side, I love going to garage sales. =)


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