Sun Valley (the neighborhood I grew up in) has been having an annual neighborhood garage sale day for as long as I can remember. And, for what it’s worth, I’ve been writing about them for as long as I’ve been blogging.
As has been the tradition, the Friday night before Garage Sale Day, I hauled my golf cart over to Dad’s house and had it ready to go. I also took with me my small red trailer that I got last year at last year’s garage sale day, and a cooler full of ice and bottled water.
A few hours after garage sale day officially kicked off, my golf cart looked like this:
On the back of the trailer there you can see a couple of suitcases Susan picked up for decorating purposes. In front of those sits my blue 30-gallon tub, which we filled up twice with random odds and ends. We actually bought so many things this year that about halfway through the day we had to make a run back to Dad’s house to unload the trailer!
One of the better things I found were these tubs, for $10. I had been looking for some like these, and Office Depot has them for $30-$40 (each), so this was a great deal.
I think Susan spent the most money, although the kids may have ended up with the most stuff. They (literally) “nickel and dime” the garage sales, picking up a toy water gun here or a pair of cheap earrings there. One of Mason’s favorite scores was this giant red foam cowboy hat, which the cat has already moved in to.
The last part of garage sale day is bringing all your loot home and finding places to put it all. Above our dining room sunken into the wall is (what we call) our “niche,” which Susan is always trying to come up with interest ways to display inside. After a few trips up and down our ladder, the luggage Susan picked up over the weekend found a new resting place.
My favorite find of the day was this ram skull. In this picture it’s only temporary, but I will soon be figuring out how to permanently mount it to the golf cart.
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