Monday, May 9, 2011

Last Garage Sale! ! ! ! ! !

22 Days Left!!!!!

We did it! We suffered through our last garage sale. It really wasn’t all that bad. Dawn smoked a brisket while we were having the garage sale. That alone will draw a crowd!

We sold almost everything on Friday. Saturday we shut it down our last garage sale at 1:00 P.M.

We’ve meet a lot of people and made new friends this past year doing these garage sales.

Sunday morning we were moving in slow motion. We were so tired.  We stood in the garage and giggled about how much STUFF we have moved through our garage in the past couple of years with all these garage sales. We can now see the garage floor!

We bagged and boxed up what was left over and suddenly I had an idea that maybe my mom might want to take the remainder of this stuff to her house and have a garage sale. It was already had priced. It would give her a little extra cash in her pocket if she took it home and had her own sale. I called her and she agreed that it sounded like a great idea.

Mom came by on her way home from grand dog sitting at my sisters and we had a nice lunch of brisket, potato salad, baked beans and corn on the cob.
We will miss having our garage sales. NOT!!!!!

Dawn made a trip to the local charity to drop off some things this morning and tomorrow we'll make a dumpster visit.

Now we have to finish packing up.

We are not in this alone. We have blog friends that are going through this right now and we wish them all the luck. We know that Gin and Syl had a garage sale and sold everything in record time.

Al and Karen have also been having garage sales and have a contract on their house. George and Laurie are packing up and doing some touch up work at their place. Paul and Marti are also busy having sales and getting stuff packed up. Teri just bought her new RV and is about to start her new adventure. Catherine and JoBeth have put their house on the market and Brenda and Karin are doing some household purging.

Look out world, there will soon be a new group of fulltimers out on the road.

 Travel Safe Dawn and Denise


  1. Now Dawn 'smoking a brisket'?..that must have needed a 'mighty big ashtray?.. :)
    congrats on all the garage sales you have had! more step towards the dream of being free to travel the country!!

  2. Garages have floors? I did not know that!

    Congrats on finishing your last garage sale. We're hoping our last one will be this coming week-end.

  3. Love brisket!!!! Great job on the last, lets get on the road!

  4. Congrats on finishing up with your garage sales - next stop, the road ahead!

    Your brisket lunch sure sounded good!

  5. That must be such a good feeling!!!

    I had my estate sale last weekend, so I'm also done now - I know I'll be purging some things I put in the motor home because I brought too much, but until I'm there full time in a couple of weeks, it will be hard to tell which things I won't need.

    Now you can treat yourselves to a nice, garage-sale-free couple of days next weekend.


  6. Congratulations on having the last garage sale. With only a couple weeks left until you take off it must feel good to be done with them.

    Enjoy your fulltiming.

  7. We will have to remember the brisket technique when it comes time for us to sale our shit. I mean stuff. Yeah....stuff! :) Looking forward to reading about your adventures on the road!

  8. WooHoo the last sale. Must be a great feelling. New lifestyle is just around the corner.

  9. I am very excited for you. Now the time will just fly. Stay safe.

  10. Congratulations on getting down to the last little bet. Nice to have those garage sales finished. Won't be long and you'll be on the road, Yay!

    Kevin and Ruth

  11. Had to laugh at Sue's comment - I had immediately thought of the same thing!!

    Bet you are glad that's over! I think when we have to get rid of stuff I will either take it to an auction house like Kate of Cholula Red ( is doing or just call an estate sales person. Garage sales are a LOT of work. Good for you for getting it done.

  12. Sounds like it is going to get crowded out here :)

  13. we are waiting for all of you...

  14. That must be a great feeling! Time flies and the pressure can get pretty intense, but then you'll soon be out on the road and relaxing. Safe travels.

  15. Add Mac & Dianna to your growing list of going full timers.

    We wish everyone good luck in our new life style.

    Mac & Dianna

  16. Great to catch up with you two and see how well you are doing. It's exciting watching all the almost full-timers get closer to their goal. I really look forward to reading about your adventures to come. I can experience a bit of the full time life without having to have a big garage sale!

  17. Congratulations on your LAST garage sale! I remember when we had those and I hated all the work but it was nice to find a way to get rid of "stuff."