Originally Posted by FI by 2024
As someone who moves every 1-3 years, I have boxes I haven't unpacked in over a decade. This leads to a LOT of duplication. Today I discovered that I have at least 12 rolls of Scotch tape and four pairs of scissors. That's ridiculous.
Packing up for my most recent move was very hurried, but I've sworn to myself that I will downsize this time around. I already have a closet filled top to bottom with stuff for a garage sale, and I still need to go through about 1/3 of the boxes. I hope to have everything sorted by the end of September and out of the house by Halloween. Here's hoping!
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Garage sales are fine and some people make good money from them. My BIL has a business on a major hiway and the little town has citywide sales every year and we do a multi-family sale. I have a few things every year, I throw away junk, price reasonably, and most important.
at the end of the one and a half day sale, box up whatever didn't sell and drive it right to goodwill in the nearest good sized town.
Our town of less then 15K, has a huge new goodwill that runs sales all the time, a salvation army store and a gigantic New to You that is run by volunteers from the local church school. These places have really hurt the garage sale market around here....