The yard sale went okay. I “made” about $75. It was damp and rainy (very light off and on). People started coming when I was putting stuff away. OF COURSE, they would. lol. I knew that would happen. I met some nice people. My dog scared off one person. UGH. Who knows what he would have brought? The guy had no idea that my dog was secured. Anyway, I think I’m done with yard sales One and done. I’m going to sell the new with tag clothes the week I’m off work (in 2 weeks). Oh yeah, the clothes rack thing didn’t work which totally sucked! I have used them fine in the past but these two racks did not want to stand.
I’m probably going to donate the used clothes. I have a few suits I know some charities could use. The others I will donate to a LGBT thrift shop. At least that is the plan for now. I might change charities but the point is that they are getting donated. Edit: Thanks to Bing, I found out about the Junior League. #late I don’t think I’ve heard of them.They take men’s and women’s clothes. I have mostly men’s clothes and those clothes would go to veterans looking for work. Sounds perfect. It’s called “Boots to Suits”. Awesome.
In case anyone is interested here is more info on the Junior League:
For more than a century The Junior League has been on the forefront of social reform, identifying problems and finding solutions in a collaborative way. The list of issues they’ve tackled is long and complicated: pollution, illiteracy, domestic violence, foster children without a safety net, to name just a few.
I’m beginning to think it is just easier to donate the clothes. This is why I could never be a business owner. I just don’t care. Get rid of the damn clothes! 😉 That is all I care about. I think I will TRY eBay for one week of selling to see how that goes. When it comes to eBay, I don’t know whether to auction the items or do “buy it now”. I like getting to set the price with “buy it now” but I hate running to the post office every time someone buys something. At least with an auction there is an end date so if everyone pays on time, I know when I’m shipping. I’m planning on having 3-5 auctions up at one time so that would probably be 3-4 trips to the post office. As long as it sells, right? I’ve been doing “buy it now” recently so I’ll probably keep going with that.
In summary, I will donate 80% of the clothes and try selling 20% of the clothes. By selling 20% of the clothes, I could easily make a (small) profit on what I paid for ALL the clothes. So that is a win.
I just finished watching the documentary Little White Lie. It is about a Jewish girl who grew up thinking she was white. But she’s really half black. Fascinating. Great movie! Wow. It really brings to light the privilege whites have to never have to think about race. But that isn’t what the movie is really about. It is about secrets, lies, and family. Five stars!
I doubt anyone is wondering but I never capitalize white or black because it is just a social construct. I don’t see a reason to capitalize it. It is just an adjective people use. But…I’m not saying racism isn’t real and all that. I hope I don’t really have to explain all that. Give me some credit. I know being white means something and being black means something and being brown etc. etc.
Yesterday I took my kindle fire outside so I could watch a Jillian Michaels exercise DVD. The kindle got so hot that it stopped working! I was freaking out and thought I was doomed. I did buy it in December 2013 so I thought it might be dead but I brought it in the house, took it out of the cover to cool it down and it worked. Crisis averted. But I don’t know if I will ever take it outside again to exercise. I can’t do vigorous exercise in my house (long demented story) so I don’t know when I will exercise again. I always exercise outside…even when it is very hot. Okay, if it is near 100 degrees, I usually talk myself out of exercise.
Edit: Uh-oh. It is warm (but not hot) right now for no reason. It might be dying. 😦 😦
Well I gotta go.