Garage Sale Etiquette Should Be Taught In Schools – It Could Save A Life!

Garage Sale Etiquette tips

As we start to make plans to move to Malaysia in the new year we are also right in the middle of finishing up our online travel planning course and our new book about garage sale etiquette.  If you’ve been around for a while you’ll remember those garage sales we had to make some extra cash to add to our Life Changing Year travel kitty right?  (Click the link above if you haven’t read it – it was truly a fun adventure!)

We’ve held dozens of garage sales over the years and decided it was time to record all the tips we’ve been saving in our heads!  So now I’m trying to decide on the title and tonight while I was skulking around Google I found this gem of a Continue reading

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Is a handbag an essential round the world item?

Do I need my handbag on our life changing year journey?  This has been my dilemma over the last couple of months.

Why have I decided to torture you with this question now?  Recently several of my friends participated in a group writing project and the subject was “Living Without”  While I was reading their stories my brain was lamenting the decision I had made to “Live Without” a handbag for 12 whole months!!

Amy at livinontheroad wrote all about Continue reading

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Garage Sale Etiquette – How to avoid a punch in the face next time I invite you into my garage!

Garage sale etiquette – I’m pretty sure there’s no such thing so I’m about to invent it!!

As someone who has just survived a two day garage sale this past weekend (really 1 & 1/2 days as I abandoned the second about 10am today!) and a single Sunday effort 4 weeks ago I feel qualified to write the book on the essential things everyone needs to know about garage sale etiquette.

You may feel this is negative information, but actually these are awesomely helpful tips and insights for you to take on board next time you have the urge to trawl through someone’s worldly possessions in their garage!!  It just may save your life!

  1. Resist the urge to tell someone their stuff is all junk.  None of it is actually junk and in my case a good percentage of it was either a) Continue reading
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Chaos Reigns!! Packing up for long term travel is hell.

Chaos Reigns at our house.  We are packing for our life changing year and it is not pretty!!

We’ve already had one garage sale which made us over $1000.  Unfortunately the house has not been the same since!  There’s boxes all over the places, piles of junk in every room and frayed nerves all around!!  I have emptied the Tupperware cupboards and packed it all in boxes.  That’s as far as I have gotten!!

This weekend will be our final garage sale so we are dragging items out of every room to go to the sale.  It’s really hard work – who knew???  I thought it might be fun Continue reading

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