Monday, April 27, 2009

Unemployed? Try Garage Sales

A recent Detroit News article has shown me that garage sale postings on Craigslist are up 80% year-on-year.

One of the key drivers for the increase in rummage sale activities is the tough economic times, as people get laid off they find it (slightly) profitable to sell some their belongings---and it also makes sense for the buyers who are trying to make their dollars stretch even further.

Speaking from my own experience, decluttering (via garage sale or giving stuff away to goodwill) is actually very beneficial---I moved from a 3 BR house to a 2 BR condo, and consequently I needed to unload a good amount of stuff---guess what, I don't miss it and in fact I like not having as many idle things around my place.

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