Late Thursday night I decided to throw some items into my friend's garage sale. I was so exhausted, but dragged myself up in the attic to pull down all the baby equipment our family has out grown. I really thought I would just put those things in the sale, but come Friday morning I found myself searching through my bathroom for items I needed to get rid of.
After 33 years of living on this Earth, I know two things. People are crazy, and crazy people buy crazy stuff. With these two things in mind, I emptied out my Bath & Body Works drawer of all the half empty lotions and sprays that had been sitting there for, I kid you not, over 6 years.
Guess what? It all sold. Each half empty, 6 year old bottle for $1 each.
If you think that's bad, then you really need to brace yourself. I also put used deodorant in the garage sale. Last year I had purchased Steven 2 Right Guard deodorants with coupons for free. He tried both of them one time and didn't like them. Since they were no longer new I couldn't donate them, so they just sat in our cabinet. I couldn't bring myself to throw them away.
As I was cleaning out the cabinet, I reached in and grabbed those deodorants and chuckled. I honestly thought, "This will be funny to see if anyone will buy these."
Guess what? They sold! Unfortunately, I wasn't there to see the man who purchased them. I wish I had a time travel machine so I could go back in time and be there for that transaction. Oh who am I kidding? It was best I wasn't there. I would have died laughing that someone purchased my husband's used deodorant. Hopefully there wasn't any leftover black armpit hairs!
My life lesson is this...
Never underestimate the power of a garage sale-er. They will purchase anything. Therefore, the seller should put anything in the sale. Even used personal products.