Yesterday was our little town’s 2nd annual Spring Fling annual yard sale in which residents are “invited” to hold yard sales. Of course, anyone can have a yard sale anytime, but for this one, the town advertises in the local paper, provides a sale sign, and prints a map showing yard sale sites in town. Grenville and I signed up, got the sign, but never got any maps to hand out. Of course, we KNEW where we where, but some folks who stopped by asked if we had a map showing the locations of other yard sales. Now exactly WHY we would want shoppers to leave our little sale to go to someone else’s was a mystery to us!
Actually, we didn’t have a lot of things but “stuff” that had been stored and moved from place to place – and if you’ve ever combined households and/or moved, you will KNOW what we mean. But, a big “to sell” item was my Nordic Track ski machine that I really used (years ago) when my condo had a full basement. If you’ve ever used this ski machine you will KNOW just how much space is needed. Sure, the unit can store compactly, but once it’s set up it’s unwieldy and a space hog. It’s been stored and a few weeks ago, we moved it back to the F&P. After some clean-up it was set up in the guest room and immediately dominated the space. Grenville figured it would make a good clothes hanger for overnight guests, so it was was time to find it a new (or old) home, just not ours any longer.
So the NT was set up on the front porch (due to threat of a.m. showers) with a large For Sale by Owner sign in front. (that’s the tip of the sign hidden behind the porch frog in the above photo) A friend who was at our place selling items said that someone might think we were selling our home!
The power of suggestion – you know what happened – of course.
We had 3 people ask if we were really selling the house. Grenville gave them a price – with or without contents (save our personal “stuff” and PCs).
We’ll let you know when (and if) we’re moving.