I Love Garage Sales

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 107 People

    I Love Garage Sales

    A few years ago I stopped at a garage sale. The woman had passed away and her sister was clearing out the condo.  I was fortunate to find a couple of multipacks of panties.  They were unopened and offered at a good price.  I decided to buy them both and continue to look...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    Sep 11, 2012

    Treasures

    You have to look close sometimes to find them, but little treasures may be lurking behind every garage sale sign. My parents were antique dealers and because of that i am always on the lookout for old things or collectibles from my era. I have a hard time passing up a good yard...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2010

    A Garage Sale Convert

    My hubby is a garage sale guru.  If you live on the Island like me, one of the best places to go garage sale-ing is out East in the beginning of the summer.  Rich people throw out cool stuff.  I was previously a thrift store maven exclusively until meeting the...
    daynabug daynabug
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 16, 2008

    I was pedaling up to the grocery store

    when I happened to spy a garage sale sign. The sign was spray painted with a black arrow pointing across the street, then re-sprayed with a yellow arrow pointing in the opposite direction down a side street. As I was soon to find out, this confusing sign would prove to be...
    UFOsR4real UFOsR4real
    41-45, M
    May 25, 2015

    And auctions and second hand stores

    and antique shops and American pickers and ricks restorations.......
    GCoppola GCoppola
    46-50, F
    Feb 4, 2014

    Just Not Today

    Today's "garage sale" run, was like a wild goose chase. The ones that were in our neighborhood had nothing but baby and toddler clothing and toys. Geesh, what a waste of gas. Then the farther out we went the worse it got. There were signs up everywhere and yet when we went to...
    delilah5 delilah5
    61-65, F
    Jul 27, 2013

    Another odd one today garage sale shopping!

    Maybe I need to stay away from these for a while. I've been looking for a portable cassette player. Old skool, I know, but I have a lot of audio books on tape and I like to listen to them when I'm cycling. I had a good one but it broke mysteriously (I think my wife dropped...
    UFOsR4real UFOsR4real
    41-45, M
    May 30, 2015

    "Did anybody die in this?

    " or "Is this the possession of someone that was recently diceased?" are queries that create a unique atmosphere on the lawns and in the quivering eyes of the neighbourhood's watch. Oh please tell me more about your chipped porcelain and mothballed tassels.
    FriendsAreFoodNotPeople FriendsAreFoodNotPeople
    31-35, F
    Feb 23
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 26, 2015

    Pull Over Now

    At last it's time to go to every garage sale I can find.The weather is fine and I'm needing NOTHING ! Actually I change my Xmas tree theme every year and buy decorations to dress up my new look. I  see a sign. and my car just turns in like a well trained guide dog.My...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    May 17, 2008

    Have A Lot Of Relative's Estates To Liquidate

    Since no estate liquidators are interested in what I have (not high-end enough), I'm attempting to sell at a garage sale type venue. I just had a 3-day sale and only 6 people stopped and I made just $35. I don't know what people are looking for, but apparently it's nothing I have...
    debodun debodun
    61-65, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2013

    Related Experiences

    i love all of you for start and i love me.Equally and unconditionally. i love Omkar and i love wood elfs and Dragons and soulmates. i love frogs too. and sun; i love the sound of...
    monty1212 monty1212
    26-30, F
    Apr 21
    There are so many kinds of love: Love between parents and children, love between grandparents and grandchildren, love between sisters and Brothers, love between men and women, love...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Apr 21
    Part 2 Second year is an interesting story. So much happened and yet so little. It started well, I returned to Uni and thanks to that final night out we’d all become friends...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 21
    Hey guys I'm in a huge rut at the moment and I feel like complete crap. I've fallen in love with a girl I met online on a depression support app. She's from the US and I'm from the...
    DeanMart1n DeanMart1n
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 21
    In the last week, as part of my recovery I reached out to my first love after 15 years to apologize for breaking his heart when we were kids. I didn't know that our love back then...
    wowodeals wowodeals
    31-35, F
    Apr 21
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION YOU CAN HAVE A PURE AND PASSIONATE RELATIONSHIP 1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge...
    ganyoji ganyoji
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    I’ve written a lot about miracles. Here’s one more. It’s the story I want to leave EP with.I sewed yesterday.It was miraculous. Just a couple of simple things...
    WindSylph WindSylph
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    This will be a long post but I hope you bear with because this is something that’s been eating at me for a while. I fell in love with the most amazing girl I’ve ever met. The...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    My Undying Love for Ed...It’s been 3 years since I last wrote a blog about my first love. Now, I’m going to write again.I don’t know how I will start my blog...
    red2006 red2006
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    I met this guy about 6 months ago and he was the first person I ever fell in love with. At first it was so intense, I felt the need to talk to him or spend all my time with him, he...
    Drakaria Drakaria
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    You don’t have to be Chinese to appreciate this one! Coca-Cola salesman returned from his assignment to China. A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Chinese...
    Rusham Rusham
    66-70, M
    5 Responses Apr 15
    You Never Allow Me To Express My Sadness When You Betrayed Me I'm sorry if you think that I am selfish even my friends didn't knew about this relationship I hope you can see what...
    SnowOnFleek SnowOnFleek
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I always wondered.... I always stared at the stars, sometimes I wept and wondered upon the heavens for someone like you. .... A lot of the times I just hurt more than words can...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 13
    This has to be my favorite poem ever! It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this...
    Donnaen Donnaen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I met someone online - 15 years ago, what I believe to be my soulmate. Yet - we have never met in real life. I kid you not. We met when I was 25, lived in different countries...
    Taffycatz Taffycatz
    36-40, F
    12 Responses Apr 12
    How did I do it. I wasn't in love with you for first few months but the way you loved me and care for me I fall in love with you. As I start falling in love with you. You was...
    rosecr rosecr
    36-40, F
    Apr 12
    Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am home again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel like I am whole again Whenever I'm alone with you You make me feel...
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 11
    Well you only need the light when it's burning low Only miss the sun when it starts to snow Only know you love her when you let her go Only know you've been high when you're...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Apr 10
    when it comes to love many don't realize what truly they where expressing. the ancient Greeks who came up with the discription for love would probably smite us with their lightning...
    Thesdamos Thesdamos
    16-17, M
    Apr 9
    Before anything, I like to thank a friend, who showed me a way to tell all my friends how I feel about them. My friend!! I hope you don't mind me stealing your unique way of...
    Soossie Soossie
    51-55, F
    7 Responses Apr 8
    I was in love with a girl who I loved so much and she loved me madly.. An orphan who lost her mom and brother, but I came to fill that emptiness inside her heart. Two years...
    MessyGlaze MessyGlaze
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 8
    A drunken salesman Your hearing damage Your mind is restless They say you're getting better But you don't feel any better Your speakers are blowing Your ears are wrecking...
    Lucifer63 Lucifer63
    16-17, M
    Apr 8
    Wow I can't believe that I'm even writing about this they say writing is therapeutic and I always used to write but haven't in 5 years when my life changed forever. I always knew...
    Danielleirisgene Danielleirisgene
    31-35, F
    Apr 7
    I love chatting with her for hours! She's really cheeky and funny and lovely! I love all the weird things we talk about that I probably wouldn't talk about with anyone else. Even...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 7
    This is the original version of The Moody Blues, "Nights in White Satin" with the poem at the end. It is off of their "Days of Future Passed" album. On the original version the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 7
    My life is just so cold, everyday people expect me to do anything alone, and just keep carrying on, but I can't. I have had some friends in the past, but they all left me, or even...
    GentleReader GentleReader
    16-17, M
    1 Response Apr 6
    Silly Wizard - Blackbird I am a young sailor My story is sad Though once I was carefree And a brave sailor lad I courted a lassie By night and by day Ah but now she has left me And...
    Dafhunter Dafhunter
    22-25, M
    Apr 5
    I never ever thought about love much until last year. I am a commitment phobe. I hated commitment but I was always curious to see if people would help me get over it. I was always...
    lifeseemstosuck lifeseemstosuck
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5
    An Indian man walks into the New York City bank and asks for the loan officer. He tells the Loan Officer that he was going to India for some business for 2 weeks and needs to...
    khenpal khenpal
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 5
    Why can't love be simple? Why do we complicate it? Why do we like to complicate it? Your Heart beats.. constantly.. Isn't that love? The Sun warms the earth, without which life...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 4
    My first time ever shopping at VS was amazing! I had some bras and panties from Forever 21 from other shopping excursions, but always wanted to wear some VS. So I put on this cute...
    Carlyyygirl Carlyyygirl
    26-30, T
    1 Response Apr 4
    I've never felt this hard for a F.C in my life, and to be honest I'm so bloody glad I have and still am, my guy/love who is going to remain nameless is in my opinion the perfect...
    WinnieCamden WinnieCamden
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 3
    I have loved 3 different men. My first love was a long term 7 year relationship. He cheated on me several times before we broke up. I met my true love less than 2 weeks after my...
    pricels pricels
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    I thought we were meant to be. Silly me, Making up my own realities. Receiving messages from the Sky and Sea Asking for love from the Galaxy. I've clung on to the idea, that it...
    FireflyOasis FireflyOasis
    18-21, F
    Apr 2
    I think new love is the best kind of love......if it lasts...then it was well worth it! Somewhere out there he's waiting for me!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 2
    John 1:35-38 - "The next day John was there again with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God.' The two disciples heard what he...
    TheJesusFreak TheJesusFreak
    18-21, M
    Apr 2
    I love you Spam (and this is just a nickname for my bf, for those of you who don't know xD). I have known you for a little over eight months now, and throughout that time, I have...
    Smileydork Smileydork
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    I think if you really love someone, you have to love them for who they are. If you don't accept this person the way he/she is, that means you aren't really in love. Im not like...
    Saya024 Saya024
    16-17, F
    Apr 2
    💖she is the best no matter what!💖💖and nothing about her not making me more in love...
    gamesBOSS gamesBOSS
    18-21, M
    Apr 2
    i listened to this song on the radio last friday night, and i instantly rewinded all my feelings in the past when i used to replay the song over and over again. the feeling of...
    whitenut whitenut
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 2
    As much as I love surprises (it's really the effort that was put into it that I really love) I love making an effort for someone and when they do get the surprise their reaction is...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2
    02/04/2016 - As much as I love to say I love you I wouldn't say it unless I meant it. Hard not to have feelings for people though I do think there is a fine line between love and...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    Apr 2
    they say that if you love something... to set it free... and that's true, love is selfless.... but they don't tell you what to do after you set it free, the truth is, love never...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 2
    02/04/2016 - Love cooking for friends and family and entertaining. It's so much fun and love having people in my home to be able to socialise cook and have fun with. Hopefully...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    Apr 2
    There?s not a day that passes by The pain has not amassed inside It?s breaking me down to the ground It?s like I crashed and died It?s hard to leave your past behind Especially...
    2005angelwings 2005angelwings
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 1
    Maroon 5 - She Will Be loved Beauty queen of only eighteen She had some trouble with herself He was always there to help her She always belonged to someone else I drove for miles...
    Dafhunter Dafhunter
    22-25, M
    Apr 1
    Well my love story was totally unexpected but turned out to be the most beautiful thing. I was dating a guy for 4 years and we did the unofficial thing for almost another year...
    Imjusdayy Imjusdayy
    22-25, F
    Apr 1
    My sister got me into all of this she is what I grew up with. She would always Come home with a new story because she had been to a psychic and I loved listening but I didn't...
    brookemendes brookemendes
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 1
    I met a guy a few years ago that made me feel that I new him all my life. He said he had somebody that didn't that frequently, but I didn't care. We never promised each other...
    Painforever2016 Painforever2016
    41-45, F
    Apr 1
More Stories