I decided a little bit ago that I am going to have a huge garage sale this summer. The problem with doing that is that it is a lot of work. My son is 5 and I figured I would let him help Momma. I had no idea how much he would enjoy it!
Sunday we started going through all of his toys and books. There were toys that I thought he should keep but he wanted to sell them. In all, he’s probably only keeping a tenth of his toys. He really surprised me with how much he wanted to sell.
Today while I was working, he came into my office and asked if he could price a few items that we didn’t get to yesterday. I showed him how to write the price on the masking tape and how to cut it and let him have at it.
He decided he wanted to sell his Tonka road grader. I was surprised at that because he loves his trucks, but I let him price it…$30.00. Mom will change it before the sale, because no one would pay that much for something that cost $15.00 new. I can’t blame him for thinking big!
That went out the window, though, when he told me what he’s selling his train set for. It’s a Geotrax set that mom and dad went WAY overboard with buying additional pieces. In all, I have never seen a set of this size on eBay and it has well over 300 pieces. When put together it takes up an entire room. It’s insane. Anyways, he said he was going to sell it for 99 cents. We’ll have to work a little bit on his pricing skills 🙂
After I got off work, one of the first things out of his mouth was, “You ready Mom for more garage sale stuff?” I think I created a little garage sale monster! It’s a good thing, though, because he’s helping to keep me focused with doing a little bit every day and it’s giving us a chance to discuss a few things related to finance. A key point…we bought way more than we needed to.