Monday, October 20, 2008

Not Bad For A Day's Work

I've been in and out of the blogosphere for a while due to several reasons. One of them is organizing my house (the attic in particular) for a yard sale. Yes, it has taken me a loooong time to get things together. It's hard to move around on your own with Kowi in tow. And a few "activities of daily living" prevent me from sorting the Stuff as much as I'd like.

And then there's the difficulty of parting with things. I sometimes catch myself taking back a few items I've already labelled for sale. Some of the Stuff had certain memories attached to them but Kowi reminds me, "We're selling that, mom." The three-year-old voice of reason.

I guess my enthusiam to get rid of Stuff and simplify started to rub off on Kuya and Kowi as well. They started to go through their toys and picked out the ones they didn't like so much. Most of it were stuffed toys and Happy Meal toys.

Our itinerary for the sale was like this: Thursday, make posters with kids. Friday, put up posters around the village (Kowi liked doing this.) Saturday, make breakfast early and haul the Stuff to the garage.

We were in operation by 8am. The kids were excited to see the neighbors/buyers. Kowi even said, "Mom, we're having a garage party!" And by the close of the shop at 3pm, I had over Php 4,000 in profit just from the Stuff we had around the house. Not bad for a day's work.


dHomemaker said...

wow, not bad... :)
i'm also thinking if setting up one soon... for all the 'kalats' in the house... hehe

Ceejay said...

hahaha.. at last its done! after a year of planning and actually doing the garage sale...whwew! Good for you! a hard earned 4k to buy new kalats for the nest sale! hihihi.. miss kowi and kuya already! no makulits here in Norway kasi.. only gurangs and tandas! hihihi..

Insights from the Grocery Cart said...

yup, not bad at all. to think that I have banished the stuff to my attic for 2 years. i finally had the nerve to give it up. hehe

berna said...

uy a. malaki na yan! =) especially since it's just there lying around in your attic. good for you! maybe you should do it every year.