This weekend is the big garage sale. (fanfare)
I'm a garage sale junkie....but I have to say, putting them on is the pits. :-(
My sister is signing on a house next week, so she wanted to have a garage sale to get rid of the excess stuff you find when you're packing up those boxes.
(Granted, after talking to her last night, she's packed a total of maybe 4 boxes.....nothing like waiting till the last minute, eh?)
Love you, Inny!!!
The two of us used to do a garage sale every couple of years in our home town. They were legendary!!! But since moving to Omaha, we've not had the time (or the energy).
Believe it or not, I have everything I'm taking to her place all boxed up, priced and ready to go. In fact, my car currently contains the first load of items I'll drop off at her place after work. (I work almost right down the street from her house.)
We've got tarps and plastic drop cloths ready for the rain we're supposed to get. It's not Memorial Weekend without constant rain showers, is it? (They've been forecasting rain all week, and we've get to see it. I imagine it will ALL show up on Saturday...figures!) :-)
Robin and I have been trying to figure out what we're going to do for signs. You can't just tape or staple signs to posts like you can in a small town.
We've got the cardboard and such ready, but we were lacking stakes to put in the ground.
In a moment of genius (well, at the time we thought it was genius) Robin asked our shipping guys what they do with their old pallets. What better stakes could there be? I mean, it's like recycling...re-purposing, right?
We loaded three of them into the back of Switch's truck during work, and Robin arrived at my house a little before 7:00 to start dismantling them.
We started with crow bars, wonder bars, and hammers. After getting half way through the first pallet...I decided it just wasn't going to work. We'd be there all night.
o I set my tools down and walked into the garage in search of.....well.....tools more appropriate to the job.
After an evening of taking pallets apart, I'd like to give you a few pointers, should you decide to do the same thing.
#1 That smaller sized circular saw in your hubby's DeWalt set works PERFECTLY for taking apart pallets.
#2 Sunglasses may not be "safety glasses", but at least you're trying to protect your eyes.
#3 No matter what your father or shop teacher taught you....flip flops are approved power tool using apparel.
#4 A refreshing beverage, preferably alcoholic, makes a project move along that much more smoothly.