This past summer a few families got together and had a Garage Sale. Besides having a lot of fun, we each made some money.
Laura had a sewing machine that she was selling that was worth a lot more than the $20 she was asking. She didn't know how much it was worth, until someone came along and mentioned that she might want to raise the price! (to between $100-300) :)
The next day, we had a few more people come through that wanted something NOT for sale in my garage. A lantern. Similar to this one:
The next one to ask was an older woman. She wasn't so kind. When she asked if she could buy it and I replied no, she got a little heated about it and started to argue. I calmly insisted it was still a no and then my brain started moving. Two people in 2 days asked about the same lantern that was partially hidden in my garage.
I decided that my neighbor would know a bit more about it and she did. She said that it was an old railroad lantern. She gave a little background and said that it was probably worth some money. No, I am not going to be a millionaire, but I did investigate a bit more and found that there was a bit of interest from consumers.
Who would have thought that in my
How often do we go through life, pushing things to the back, without realizing the worth of them? My advice? Clean out your garage!