In keeping with my decision to reduce our belongings by 50%, we had a tag sale over the weekend. Leading up to this day there has been much sorting through of belongings, discussions about which furniture pieces to keep, ads placed in the paper and on Craigslist, and moving lots of stuff. It was a lot of work, but well worth it; our stuff found new homes, and we made some cash!
The early birds started showing up around 6:30 am, despite the our advert stating the sale would start at 8. Those guys were serious, kind of pushy, and all seemed to know each other. Someone even just walked into our house while we were making trips in and out with sale items. Ew. Fortunately, that did not set the tome of the day. I had a great time! I’m one of those rare people who actually likes hosting these things. Choose your term: I’ve had yard, garage, tag, stoop, rummage, and moving sales before nearly every move. This was by far my most successful attempt, due to what I call the three prong approach: print, internet, and telephone pole advertising. We must have had over 100 people come by, and by the end of the day nearly everything was gone. What didn’t sell went to Goodwill or up for sale on Craigslist.
Now that we have cleared out a lot of furniture and started packing our remaining stuff, this move seems more real than ever. We’re starting to say goodbye to friends and favorite places, fitting in as many things as possible before leaving (2 weeks from today…gulp!). Time to start thinking about the important things, like what knitting projects to pack for the cross-country trip!