Don't Ever Have A Tag Sale!

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  1. HellsKitchenmanNYC

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    Does it get anymore stressful? For some demented reason i got it inot my head I'd have an apt. sale. If you decide to have one and you work give yourself a week to get ready....or more.
    *First you have to take everything you're NOT selling and move it to another room. In my case it's the bedroom and in my case it means I can't move in there now!
    *Everything else has to be gone thru, washed and organized in like groups. You wil spend endless hours re-organizing.
    *It's going to take endless hours to clean things as you probably have limited space to dry things so multi-tasking is in order as things dry and you prepare the next batch to wash.
    *You'll find you have way more than you thot you did and way more that you don't want.
    *You'll second guess yourself every step of the way and as you walk by piles of things you thot you didn't want you'll tell yourself Oh no I do need that
    *You'll get frustrated and overwhelmed doing it all yourself and find yourself online many times. You'll even find a rogue Snickers in the fridge that you MUST have NOW!
    *You have to print fliers and as I just did, spend 2 hours hanging them around your neighborhood.
    *You'll spend a week bumping your listings on CraigsList for a week.
    *You'll second guess yourself all along the way b/c you don't want your neighbors to know you're doing it but you have no choice and decide to wear a clown smile in the elevator when they ask you about it.
    *You'll wish you actually had a garage so people don't have to be in your apartment asking you stupid questions and haggling w/you.
    *The night befoe (which is tnite) you'll want to kill yourself b/c you're still not done
    *You'll realize that the spatula you were gonna throw in the kitchenware pile was your Mom's and how could you part with it.
    *You have to do all this while working your job, doing all the other things you need to do, live in a flea market that's blown up inside your apartment and try not to go insane as you remember you forgot to was a bag of clothes you don't want anymore.....tack on another two hours for a wash and dry and try not to wast yr limited time and get something else done....and that means BEER!

    Kill me. Kill me now. Yes it's trow morning and I'm not done....ok back to work...wish me luck and DON'T DO THIS unless you have a garage! :biggrin1:
     
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    I should have given you a few Xanax.... sorry it's so stressful HKM!
     
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    What's really stressful is it's a TON of work and you have no idea if anyone will even show up. If the city hadn't turned me down for my petition to have a block long flea market for the tenants of my bldg. this would have been easier! Heeee
     
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    I've done it with absolutely NO issue.
     
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    My ex used to organize them all the time, then use them as a pretext to get all stressed and find fault in something I either wasn't doing or was doing incorrectly. I'm glad he's my ex.
     
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    Poor Hells. Hope it all works out today. Good luck!
     
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    Ack that was very stressful. There are so many people in NYC that just want to talk to someone. They, and all the recent out-patients from Bellevue were in my place today. Maybe the rain t'row will keep some of them inside! I have to go blast my Tracey Ullman records and wind down....oh and a brewski!
     
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    I guess I know now why we haven't been in touch! I hope it's a profitable weekend, hon.
     
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    I sent you a pm daaaaaaays ago!
     
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    Oh I just found out that the Equity Fights AIDS flea market has been switched to around the corner to ROseland t'row. Maybe I can skim some of their run-off audience if I put flyers over there! lol.
     
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    That ought to up the level of your clientele at least.
     
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    So dig this: 8 o'clock I'm in the kitchen washing shelves b/c I felt I might as well as all the stuff is off them on the tables. The bell rings. I answer and a guys says he's here for the sale. I said that ended at 4 come back trow. So I figure what the hell I'm just hanging why pass up a poss. sale. So he come up and he looks like American Taliban kid. OK. So I ask him what he's interested in he says some electronics. I point out a dvd player, a printer, a HP Presto email w/no PC set-up etc. THEN he starts telling me he's from the Times Sw. Church a few bldgs down and if I donate everything in my place he can give me a tax reciept. I said no..he kept up and I finally had to ask him to leave. He told me god loves me. I was like Bitch you coulda at least bought a comic book!
     
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    I'm sorry about your unfortunate brush with the [religious] law. Yuck.

    But if that's the printer I gave you and you sell it, I want half. :rolleyes:
     
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    LOL it's not!
     
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    Well thank GOD that's over! Neeeeever again! Of course the rain put a huge damper on today. Thank God Jeff and Nick8 stopped by w/coffee to alleviate my nausea!
     
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    Awww.... that's sweet!

    Next time stick a tag on yourself and have someone take you home. Then your clutter problem will be solved and you can always wait until some cute guy wants to buy you.
     
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    How did your tag sale go? It seems like a lot of work for little profit. People want to buy your stuff for 5 cents.

    It's also dangerous to have people case your place and open the door to strangers who could easily kill you.

    When I moved I was happy to donate all the useful items to Goodwill. I don't want to work all week setting up, to later haggle with people and then make $10 for the whole fiasco.
     
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    Mem thx for putting the idea of people casing my place in my head. lol. It kinda didn't go well as the rain on Sunday kinda killed all the street traffic and washed most of my flyers down. I won't be doing this again. I didn't make anywhere near what I had hoped to (damn rain again!) but it's over now and my plcae is alot emptier and closer to being an apt. It took me all night last night to try to rearrange to get back to normal.
     
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    Poor dear needs an Old Fashioned and a Quaalude.
     
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    Taking Ambien donations!:biggrin1: 3 beers and a half Ambien is genius1
     
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