Tomorrow is Election Day.
In some places in this great country of ours, there will be people pleading, I mean campaigning, for your vote. In other places, there will be issues of extreme importance to some political faction or bloc, requiring the casting of your vote.
In my neck of the woods, I am sad to report it is just another day. There is nothing on the voting table, no levers to pull in a voting booth.
As a result, I can focus my thoughts on voting on garage sale issues without appearing disrespectful or sacrilegious. Hah.
Let’s conduct our own little poll.
What gets your garage sale vote?
- What is the best thing you saw, heard, bought or sold at a garage sale?
- What is the worst thing?
- What do you love most about garage sales?
- What do you like the least?
That’s a pretty good inquiry and/or survey for starters.
As you think about those things (garage sale thinking caps on! ), let me tell you that the number one vote getting question I receive in my garage sale travels relates to pricing. Everyone wants to know about it: how to price and what to price at a yard sale.
I could write a book about that (oh yeah…I did!). I wrote a pretty funny article about it too recently in the examiner. (Check out the link at http://www.examiner.com/garage-sales-in-kansas-city/garage-sale-pricing-price-it-low?CID=examiner_alerts_article).
I will give you a hint: My vote is to price it all, price it low and let it go. Easier said than done for a lot of the electorate.
If you have a right to vote tomorrow, by all means, exercise it. Then go garage sale-ing!