|Garage sale Treasure?|
I was raised by a mom who had a radar for garage sales. With a husband who made about $300 a week and 5 kids, it made a lot of sense, and she made it fun. Garage Sale-ing has been a boon to me in my own time to get stuff for cheap, if you know how to shop them. But now becoming a minimalist, they look different to me. I stopped at couple on my way to work and couldn't find a single thing that I wanted. How could I buy more stuff when I have plenty that I don't want at home? The thrill of the hunt was gone, and I wondered why I was wasting my time. No more garage sales, at least for now.
On the reverse side, I saw how how little business they were making and realized that I no longer wanted to host a garage sale either. All that work to display my junk to others just doesn't seem worth it anymore. Charity pick up is the method of choice.