Only someone like me could do a garage sale and end up bringing more stuff home than what I actually took to sell.
Let me explain, it is now a family tradition to host a garage sale at my in-laws. We did it last year and raked in a cool $99. This year, I figured I wouldn’t make as much because I didn’t really have that much to sell.
I got rid of a ton of stuff when we moved, and we haven’t bought that much over the past year, but still you always find something you can get rid of. Like those two-year-old worn-twice black pair of $80 boots that hurt my feet. Sold for $7.
I can proudly say I will never again buy a pair of shoes that hurt my feet.
Sold a bunch of clothes, my Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica complete series DVD set ($6), more shoes ($5 a pair), a brand new car charger ($10), our old camera ($10), old wallets ($1), some kitchen items…just anything that we haven’t used in the past year got thrown in there.
It wasn’t much, but it was enough to bring in $166! Why does that seem like winning the lottery to me? Small wallets, small pleasures, I guess.
But the best part was–since I’m the best daughter-in-law in the world (it’s true)–I get first dibs on all my mother-in-law’s items, and she charges me the grand ole price of FREE!
And if it’s free, it’s for me!
I ended up bringing home:
2 Coach Purses
3 Brighton Purses
3 Chico necklaces
2 pairs of sandals
a pizza cutter
a large green plant pot
a white super soft blanket
a family-size jar of Classico pasta sauce
Enough spaghetti to last Eric a week
and two packets of spinach raviolli
and did I mention she fed us the whole weekend? Spaghetti on Saturday, waffles bacon and eggs on Sunday. Yup, we stayed there the whole weekend. It felt like we were on vacation. It was great!
But my absolute favorite thing of all from this past weekend, was my newly acquired slippers:
My MIL said she bought them for me last Christmas, then couldn’t find them. So she gave them to me now.
I am in heaven.
Now if only I could get Bentley to stop chewing on them…