I just made a few moolah today! Hurray!
My friend, Joy, encouraged me to put up a garage sale where I can sell my old stuff like what she did to declutter things before moving out to a new house. I said that I wouldn't generate sales like she did because I see things like a big trash. She pushed me to join with her so we can have fun time together while we get rid of unwanted things in the house.
In the US, garage sale, also known as garbage sale, moving sale, thrift sale, yard sale or whatever they may call it, is popular and they make it as their regular way to clean up their mess at the same time to earn extra every season.
So today, I joined her into this unique event with the venue right into their driveway. Before, I thought their place is not a highly trafficked area with less people, thus, less customer to buy our old stuff. I even asked who would be our potential buyers because they are surrounded with big townhouses and rich people, even the town mayor who lives just a stone's throw away from their house.
At 3:30 pm today, I hired a cab and headed to her place to transport half of my items so I won't have a hard time setting up the next day. We actually did not plan to start until we realized to use the idle time after our snack. Surprisingly, half of my items were sold after an hour.
Joy naturally excels in sales. Being a good speaker and yes, a host by profession, she got all the quality of a real sales person that charmed all the customers, leaving the garage with items on their hands. She interacted using her psychological skills, turning potential buyer to actual buyer. I wonder why she wasted her ability when she could earn a lot of money in this field. Every morning when she calls, she would always complain her throat that hurts. Now, I understand.
All my old stuff were already given at a steal price but still I made money in less than three hours that is enough to buy a sack of rice, a week grocery supplies and some extras for my allowance. It was fulfilling and I couldn't believe how I turned my trash into a cold cash.
I would like to say thank you to Joy and her husband John for the following: Sushi Snack, Bo's Coffee, free garage space, free sales talk and free fun.
Reflection. I just made a big difference in my life today, turning all the negative thoughts to productive healthy ones. It's not easy, I tell you, but it is possible.