Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Garage Sale on Wheels

I felt like a peddler, carrying my wares on my back, as I drove eastward toward a bowling alley where my homeschool group was meeting today. My car was packed full of my boy's outgrown childhood possessions and my homeschool group had been notified via email that I was coming. I had a few goals- put a smile on the faces of kids I knew and keep my boy's toys from going into a landfill. I charged $2 per bag to ensure that everything would go.
I wasn't sure what kind of a response I would get, but as soon as I pulled into the parking lot, shoppers began arriving. It only took about 15 minutes to get rid of most of the things. Not only did I prevent my kid's things from going into the landfill, but I encouraged these parents to purchase used toys and books for their children, thus reducing the production of goods. All around everyone won.

1 comment:


Ingenious idea! Maybe others will promote their castoffs in the same way therefore eliminating "stuff" for landfills.