Sunday, July 26, 2020

Yard Sales in 2020



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Written by Bailey

My yard sale bag waited in my office all year to go on adventures again, but quarantine happened. 😒⁣

I’m doing some office rearranging and I still thought I would share what I keep in my yard sale bag. Hopefully by next summer all of this will be long behind us. 🤞🏻⁣

𝘐𝘒𝘌𝘈 𝘉𝘢𝘨𝘴: These are great to have on hand for large rummage sales where it’s not as easy to make a pile for yourself. Also, I keep two in the trunk to throw everything in as I go. ⁣

𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬: I write down how much I spend as I go. This makes bookkeeping super easy when I get home.⁣

𝘍𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘬: I know, I know, but it’s super convenient! I can count out cash with one hand and hold a bunch of stuff in the other. It also has a pocket for pepper spray and hand sanitizer. 👍🏻⁣

Hat & Sunscreen: ☀️ ⁣

I also keep water, wipes, snack, etc. when yard sale season is active. ⁣

I’m really sad this isn’t happening this year, but I know it’s for the best. Stay home if you can. This won’t last forever. ❤️
Bailey
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21 comments :

  1. Love this! I keep most of the same things too. :) I need to get some of those Ikea bags.

    I'm sorry to hear that you don't have any yard sales. I was disappointed that we had such a long lockdown (MI), because there were no yard sales. Things are much better here now and I've been hitting whatever sales I can (yard sales & thrift stores), while things are still good. With the rise in infections, who knows when things will shut down again. Have you tried sourcing from marketplace? It's been a great help to me.

    Praying that you all stay safe & healthy.

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    1. Yes, she has been sourcing online these days. Hopefully things will get better and there will be a yard sale season next summer. I'm glad things are better in your area, that's great. I hope you stay safe and healthy too, Ms. Goose.

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  2. I LOVE my Ikea bags! They are so handy when taking packages to the post office!

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    1. Bailey loves her IKEA bags too and they are so pretty and functional.

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  3. I had planned to make yard sales a bigger part of my life this year-particularly to find interesting clothes and a few items for my children's abodes. I imagine next year there will be a lot more sales if people purged and just set things aside. Maybe.

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    1. Oh that would be great, Sam. Since the thrift stores were not accepting donations in the beginning too, that might just be the case. Always hopeful. :)

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  4. Good reminders. Hopefully next year will be a good yard sale year. I went to ONE a few doors down this year and that is it.

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    1. Yes! Hopefully next year will be a good yard sale summer, Cheryl. :)

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  5. I saw one yard sale on Saturday. The places we drove should have yielded several dozen as they usually do. I miss it. However, I felt to horrible to stop at the one i saw. Plus, it did not look interesting. You know how that goes.

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    1. Yes, it gives me anxiety to be around people now. I don't think I could handle yard sales right now, sadly.

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  6. I love a good yard sale, but I need nothing and I always buy something. Still love to go.

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  7. How smart and organized she is:)

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  8. Bailey is very organized. :)

    I miss going to yard sales. I see a yard sale sign or two once in a while, but I am hesitant to stop.

    Have a wonderful week, Belinda.

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    1. Thank you, Nil. I understand the hesitation to stop. It just doesn't seem worth it. Sigh...

      I hope you have a wonderful week too. :)

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