Having a garage sale can be hard work. You go through your entire house looking for stuff to sell, then you have to price everything and put it out. Putting it out involves tables or blankets, and if you don't have a garage that closes you will most likely be packing it up every evening. With all that time and effort you're going to want to get the most out of your time. Here are a few tips to do just that.
As you have all probably figured out by now I don't like putting much effort into things. Not saying I won't put in forth any effort ever, I will if I need to, I just don't like to. And in some ways that ends up being a good thing, because I usually end up figuring out the "lazy way" of getting things done. But back to the topic at hand. I hate making goals.We were taught about goals back in grade school. Our teachers tried to instill the importance of setting a goal and following it as best as possible. I'm not sure if I just never grasped the concept, or if I always aimed much too high, but I always failed. Every goal I made always made me feel like I was a terrible person for not being able to finish my goals. So I stopped trying. Until today! I've decided to give this goal thing another shot. So let's break down goal making to it's simplest form.... What do you want? Now I don't mean in a daydream kind of way, I'm talking realistically. Because, sure, everyone wants to make a million dollars in a year, but is everyone? No probably not. So what do you realistically want. For me it's comfort, a safety net. To be more specific, I would like to save away $50,000 over a period of 10 years. Why $50,000 and why 10 years? Well to me $50k that feels like a good start to a solid retirement and a big safety net if things fall apart. 10 years makes that number realistic and obtainable. So that's my goal. So let's break it down just a bit more, I promise, I'm too lazy to make this extremely complicated! So in order to save $50k I would need to put away about $15 a day over the course of 10 years (or around $450 a month) *(Yes, I know my math isn't spot on, I'm too lazy to work with exacts.) Somehow I have to rake in an extra $450 a month, without having a regular job. (The cost of childcare would pretty much kill anything I would want to save away, so to me it's pointless) How can one person make $450 a month without actually getting a job? Start a blog! Yes, I know I won't make $450 a month right away, but trust me this is the way to start. I have read so many blogs from so many different people saying that blogging is the way they're able to save any money away. So between this blog and the silly apps I've been using on my phone I feel confident and I have a wonderful start to my goal. It might be a few years before I can say I'm hitting my goal of putting away $15 a day, but at least I've started!