Thursday, May 11, 2017

Turkey Hunting and Garage Sale

Turkey Hunting
Waiting for the turkey. 

Turkey Hunting
I spy a Lori in the trees trying to find a turkey.

Turkey Hunting
Dressed and ready to go to our spot.
Our weekends seem to get more packed as time goes on. There is rarely a weekend anymore that we don't have a lot of things to get done or a lot of events to go to.

Turkey Hunting

I was invited to go turkey hunting with a couple of friends last Saturday.  I had a great time. We didn't get a turkey, but I really enjoyed whispering, sitting out in nature and learning more about turkey hunting and shooting. I did not know what to expect and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but I can say that I would love to do it again. Cody is eager to do it, so I am glad that I got a taste before I go with him. Cody's grandfather and father both loved to turkey hunt and have some awesome pictures. Cody has a turkey caller and has practiced, so he is ready. My friend was kind enough to let me use her camouflage and other gear, so I looked legit, or at least I thought so since I don't know any better. I'm glad I went and happy to spend time with friends.

Garage Sale

Also, this last weekend we were brave enough to have a garage sale. We cleared out all the stuff in the basement and decided to sell it all and start over. There was not a ton to begin with, but we are getting rid of most of the toys, all the furniture and I also pulled out a lot of baby stuff that I am ready to part with. It was actually really fun to clean out closets and make room for new possibilities.

I was able to prepare for the sale in one whole day. I gathered items, priced items and set them out in the garage.

Some things that I learned:

Buy price tags stickers pre-made and for larger items, make a sign out of paper or cardboard that is proportionate to the item. This was good advice and I noticed that people are less likely to buy if they cannot clearly see how much it is.

Advertise well and use large clear signs. We were told that one of our signs was hard to read. Advertise on Craigslist so that people looking for specific items will be able to find you and your sale.

I was surprised at what people bought and did not buy. We watched carefully and found that we may need to budge on prices if the item got picked up often, but was put down after the price was looked at. Remember, usually the stuff that you have out would either be donated, thrown away or sold elsewhere--requiring more work on your part, so lowering the price might be worth it. Fifty cents is more than nothing. Don't judge your items too harshly. You never know what people might be looking for.

Here's to trying new things!



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