Do you yard sale?
I know that isn’t technically a verb…but in my world it is not only a verb, but a DOUBLE verb.
1. Yard Sale – verb – to sell used or unwanted household goods, personal items, bric-a-brac, etc., typically held in one’s garage or yard. See also: tag sale, garage sale
Using that definition, I don’t “yard sale” that often, but Friday I “yard saled” my butt off. Got rid of tons of stuff the boys had outgrown or outlived, and stuff I was determined that if I hadn’t used in at least two years, was someone else’s problem now. By the time I nickeled, dimed, and quartered my way through several hours, I’ll admit I didn’t have THAT much to show for my effort, but the house is significantly less cluttered, and I would have PAID the same amount I made just for that relief.
2. Yard Sale – verb –to get up entirely too early on a Friday or Saturday morning, search all over the newspaper classifieds, or simply drive around randomly looking for yard sale signs to follow, and then spend the better part of a morning rifling through other people’s belongings in search of that item that is going to fill that void in your soul that you know is there but don’t like to admit. See also: cheapskate, packrat, clutterbug
Using this definition, I’m afraid I “yard sale” enough to rival ANYONE who happens to live in a home supported in any way by cement blocks. (That’s no insult either…our house is so old it only WISHES it had cement blocks…we’ve got old pieces of boulder holding us up!!!)
Anyway, imagine my glee when I discovered this wonderful little dilly to help this techie mom in her quest to find cheap jeans for boys who grow a quarter of an inch a week. Introducing: Yard Sale Treasure Map, the coolest tool this side of the Mason Dixon for finding local yard sales. It uses Craig’s List local yard sale listings and maps them for you by location and date of sale. A white trash techie’s dream come true!
So no matter which Latin definition you technically prefer…to “yard sale” is divine!
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