Garage Sale Exhaustion

Whew! I am getting tired of this garage sale, and it hasn’t even happened yet! For those who are not up-to-date, here’s the scoop. It’s January (cold). It’s Portland (wet). We need to have a garage sale. We decided to have it indoors.

Let me give you a little glimpse into our home right now:

Living room. Can’t really live here right now.

Do you see the tables and the piles of stuff? Virtually everything you see is for sale. Of course, you can’t tell what it is, yet, because we don’t have it Beautifully Merchandised.

Looking into the dining room. Can’t dine here, either.

The stuff behind the glass doors is staying, and so are the tables and chairs, lamps and artwork. Everything else goes.

The other side of the dining room.

Did I mention we have a ton of excess stuff? I have been ruthlessly purging and this is the end result. We are moving everything we want to keep up to the top floor, so that everything visible on the main floor is for sale. (We are going to cover all the bookshelves with sheets since those are the books we are keeping.)

Here’s the family room! Can’t really hang out in here right now.

The books we are selling are on two other bookcases in the family room. In the photo above, the baskets are sitting on one, and here is the other:

Looking toward the garage door from the family room.

I left the books in boxes in case someone buys the shelves out from under the books.

We took a pull-up bar and put it between two walls to hang clothing on, but I couldn’t get to the laundry room or the garage without seriously doing the limbo, so we are hanging the clothes here in the fake window for now.

Crazy, huh? We’ll finish setting up tomorrow, price on Friday and sell on Saturday. On Sunday, everything that is left on this floor will be boxed up and taken to Goodwill. I can’t wait.

Daily Check-In:

  • I’m grateful! that it is almost over! (and that we leave in 40 days).
  • I’m lighter! I keep finding things to throw into the sale. Books, files, baskets, boxes… Having a deadline like this is really motivating.

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