Yard sales benefit buyer and seller

Published 12:40 am Wednesday, September 8, 2004

By By LYDIA GRIMES Feature Reporter
What is it that is so appealing about a yard sale or a garage sale? A look in the newspaper will find that there are several each week-end. They usually begin early in the morning and there are always people waiting, hoping to be the first to find a bargain. People have been known to set aside a time on either Friday or Saturday morning to go from place to place seeing what is on sale.
Those who buy and sell are usually collectors, not only of "treasures" but sometimes "trash."
There is an old saying that one man's trash is another man's treasure. No matter what is put out in a yard sale there is always someone who is willing to buy.
Yard sales and garage sales have become a business for some people. There are many who visit, buy and then resell to someone else.
Cleaning out and getting rid of things that are no longer useful has become a trend in the past few years. Television shows such as "Clean Sweep" have prompted many to want to clean out their closets while others are waiting, willing to buy almost anything. It is surprising what one accumulates over a period of time. It would be a big shock to most to really see what all they own that they never use anymore. The answer is to have a yard sale where the closets are cleaned with the seller having the added bonus of making a few dollars.
There's no doubt about it, yard sales are great for both the seller and the buyer. Both get the satisfaction of a job well done.