Sunday, November 07, 2010

Another Successful Garage Sale

It's a good thing we got the motor home winterized because we found a thick layer of ice on the windshield Saturday morning when we headed out to our weekly garage sale.  That was a surprise, because our thermometer  said it was 36.

We dressed warm for the garage sale since we'd be outside a few hours. I put on my Cuddle Duds, (tops and bottoms), a long sleeved shirt, sweater, jeans, and my coat!   I also had on my warm wool socks and hiking boots.  I fixed my hair so I didn't wear the hat that I really  wanted to wear :)   For any of you women out there that want some warm and lightweight long underwear type garments, these Cuddle Duds are the ticket.  They fit snug against your skin, are lightweight, and feel thin and silky.   They can be worn even under nice clothing and are very warm.  You can get them at better department stores and can usually find them on sale for 25% off if you watch the sales.  They're expensive, but oh so worth it :)  During our purging process I had briefly thought about tossing my older ones out...but I don't think so.  I always wear them in the winter, under my clothes when it's cold out.  I'll make room for them.

We didn't get a very early start at the garage sale yesterday.  (Someone forgot the keys to the shed and we had to turn around and go back home to get them.)

We thought it busy day for us, but then we remembered it was "Mule Day" in Calgary, Georgia.  I think that's where all our business was.  We did end up with a few larger sales and left the garage sale $120 richer.

 However, I re-ran the add on Craig's List for our treadmill and ultra glide machine, and later that day we got a call from and interested party.  We up selling them,  and a small refrigerator for $100.  So we ended up $220 ahead!   Hey, every little bit helps and we got rid of those 3 bulky items.

We came home with the intention of having a short nap (garage sales are tiring) and I heard someone knocking on the front door.  It turns out a lady who wanted to just look at our land for an uncle who currently lives in St Augustine, Florida.  He's wanting to move to this area and wants some secluded land.  Well, here we are :)   She's trying to help him find something and is working with a Realtor.  Maybe this would be a perfect buyer.  He's wanting to have some cattle and goats.  It sounds like he has some money too....we'll see, but we're not too optimistic because he's 80 years old.


  1. Nice to hear that you had another successful garage sale. If you add up what you have made over the last few months I am sure it will have been well worth it.

    Keep up the great work purging.

    Kevin and Ruth

  2. oooooh, sounds cold in Georgia! Paring down bit by bit is great, before you know it you will be all lean and mean!

  3. Maybe just what you need to buy your place is an 'old goat' to keep his 'young goats'!

    Sure sounds cold down there in Georgia! Nice and warm up here in the great white north, though! At least on Vancouver Island anyway!

    Your garage sale day sounds like it ended up being very successful after a bit of a slow start.

  4. I agree Cuddle Duds are the best! Luckily I haven't needed mine here but I have them with me for colder weather.:) Sounds like you are really getting things cleared out. That 80 year old may just be the buyer you are looking for. Got my fingers crossed for you.

  5. Getting rid of a few more items sounds like a success. I love the Cuddle-Duds especially on the cold nights when I'm sitting at the grandsons baseball games.

    Have a good day!

  6. I can't imagine moving to a new rural spot at 80. But if he has animals he need land. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.


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