I’m a big fan of garage sales. I grew up with them. Since I can remember as a little kid, my parents would hit all the neighborhood garage sales every Saturday. We bought everything from clothes to toys to comic books. I’m still a big fan, and I’m known to frequent the odd community sale from time to time.
I’m not just a big fan because I like buying odd treasures. I also like having garage sales so I can sell things I don’t need or want anymore. Lately, as I’ve been experimenting with my minimalist side, my garage sale pile ‘o junk is getting bigger and bigger. I’ll probably have my next one in the spring. I usually take in a few hundred bucks for a Saturday morning, but I also get rid of a lot of junk.
I met Nathan Agin at the World Domination Summit in Portland OR a few years back, and I’ve been following him ever since through his blogs, videos, and nomadism. I like his approach to garage sale minimalism…
With all my experience with garage sales I see a couple of issues at stake.
- Most people value their possessions way too much.
- People don’t really want to get rid of their junk.
- Minimalism is a philosophy and way of life that more people need to embrace.
The next time you clean out a room, make a pile of stuff and have a garage sale or just give it away to a thrift store. Either way, you come out on top. But please release it. Don’t pack it up and put it back into the house.
As a special treat, I also have an autographed copy of his awesomeness book. Thanks Nathan!
This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!