I’ve posted our outdoor gas fireplace for sale on a local website. It seems we hold onto things for too long. Convincing ourselves that we aren’t going to use the item again and really could use the space it occupies is the key. The recent yard sale inspired me to sell lots of things that just weren’t getting much use.
I’m glad to say the outdoor fireplace found a new home. Now I have to try posting the Coleman portable grill online. There’s no use it sitting in the garage forever. It won’t fit in our campervan, though it was a great accessory when we had the motorhome.
I took a car full of stuff to the community yard sale Saturday. Getting there at 6:30 was challenging for someone who likes to sleep in until 8 am. My husband had to follow me over in the golf cart with several items that wouldn’t fit in the car. He wouldn’t fit in the car either. We set up the tables in the dark, and unpacked the boxes. Early shoppers took a quick look as they tried to spot the real bargains before the crowds arrived.
The whole thing was over at 11 am, so we packed up the remnants and brought them back to our much less cluttered garage. We donated a few items to the Salvation Army that stood by with their truck at the end of the sale. Many sellers carted boxes over to it. It was stuff they could no longer stand the sight of. I wasn’t willing to donate the Coleman Grill or the portable screen house, so they’re back in the garage.
I now have to follow up by posting descriptions on various online sale sites. Hopefully I can find buyers there for these bigger items that we want $125 and $75 for. Some of the RV gear, I’ll try to sell with notices on the bulletin board at local RV parks. Of course, it’s a nuisance taking phone calls and having people come to the house to see the stuff. Worth it, I guess, to get a tidier garage and for several hundred dollars return.
We’ve been living in Florida for almost five years now. I’m enjoying the Sunshine State very much, but being retired may contribute to that enjoyment. Hey, it’s fun to be on vacation all the time. Living in an area with warm winters means lots of time for outdoor activities. Just eating breakfast on the lanai in early March is a treat. This evening, three wild turkeys strolled by while we were out in our screen room.
I’ve written a number of articles about life in Florida. Here they are:
At the moment, I’m decorating the house for our annual St. Patrick’s Day party. Before long, everyone will be in the mood for Easter. Whatever the holiday, it gives a lift to our routine lives. I think everyone loves holidays.
Here are my articles on eHow about the different holidays: