It took Mitch and I a while to actually have our garage sale, even though we thought about it for months. In our 30plus years together, we have had a few and we knew exactly what to expect. We were up at the crack of dawn and though we said the sale was from 8-1, by 8:05 we had had our first “rush” of customers which amounted to our first $85.00. We met and got to converse with some interesting people and of course we had our token customer who basically wanted everything for nothing, and she ended up walking away with a lot of clothes and coming back, later, for more. We certainly got in our exercise as it rained twice–meaning we had to lug everything back into the garage, and back out—and back in and back out. No complaints, we lifted, pushed, pulled and dragged, getting a better workout than most Sundays. And it meant no sitting around eating a big Sunday breakfast. When the rain got the best of us, we closed shop early with about 150.00 bucks. No money was spent on ads as Craig’s List and signs worked really well. Our trash (much of it was far from trash!) was happily gobbled up as great deals by some happy customers (best deal for a buyer—3 suits for 20 bucks!) and we were happy to bag up a lot of what was left and Mitch brought it immediately to our local Goodwill donation site. Our closets are much cleaner and the environment is none the worse for it. Remember, when you throw things “OUT” they don’t magically disappear. Think about where “OUT” is and know that a garage sale is a great way to reuse, recycle and re-purpose items that may seen like trash to you, but surely will be a treasure to someone else.