PAY AND DOWNLOAD:
The lamp, chair and clothes we’ve just discussed are now items to be marked. Get out a pad of
paper and pen and start going through your rooms. Begin where you feel most comfortable. The
kitchen, the bedroom, the den, wherever! You choose!
Once you pick out the room, go through it thoroughly. Check every corner of the closet, the cabinet,
the shelves. Evaluate everything honestly. Try not to over-sentimentalize or you’ll end up keeping
more than you need. Emotionally detach yourself from as many items as you can.
When listing your inventory, write everything down and make a note next to it like Must go! or
Takes up too much room! or Can’t part with! These notes will reflect your initial reaction to the
merchandise which you can refer to later if you question why a certain item is out on the table for
Everyone has gifts they received but never used. While they appreciated the thought, the item just
wasn’t them, so the gift was kept and never used. Brand new items appear all the time at garage
sales and can be priced a little higher than the usual second-hand stuff. It will still be a bargain, and
clear profit for you.
Clothes that don’t fit or are out of style, couches that are worn, linens that belonged to the kids who
no longer live at home– garage sale items are everywhere!
Don’t forget the garage itself! Old tools, tires, lumber, rope are all items that someone may buy! If
you have a backyard shed, check it out! Put the ladder up and get into the crawl space! Look
through the barn! Any part of the house and its various extensions are fair game.
It may be a bit wearisome trudging through the entire house listing items, but don’t think about the