Spring seems to have sprung early this year. The flowers have bloomed. The grass has needed mowed. My seeds have been started for my garden. Dirt has been delivered. And now, the garden beds need tending to.
I’ve got raised beds for gardening. Weeds are already poking through the top layer of leaves from last year. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone that has a tiller I can borrow. It would need to be a small tiller since I’ve got raised beds, and I definitely need them tilled, so I’ve got to find a way to get it done. The only solution I can think of is to buy a tiller. I found a nice small one with great reviews… for $199.
I don’t actually have “$199 + tax” set aside for gardening this year. I’ve already spent money on seeds, peat pots, potting soil, screened top soil, lumber for additional raised beds, and flower pots. My gardening budget is maxed out. I’m not giving up though. I’m getting a tiller, and I thought of a way to cover the cost of it: a yard sale!
Normally, I wouldn’t think that I could make anywhere near $200 by selling our unwanted items, but this year is different. My youngest child is 2 years old now, and I finally don’t have another child on the way. (My kids are very close in age. Pregnancy became my new normal for quite a few years.) That means that I can finally sell baby stuff. No more saving it for “the one on the way”. I’m getting rid of it as soon as possible!
I may just be getting overly excited about getting rid of some of the massive amount of clutter in my house, but baby stuff’s always in high demand. Surely I can earn $200 from selling a changing table, a bike, ride-on toys, an infant swing set, baby clothes, and whatever other baby stuff and household stuff I find to part with.
Yes, I am excited. I’m also determined. If one yard sale doesn’t net me the $200 I need, I’ll have another. And if necessary, another. I will sell things until I’ve earned enough to buy a tiller. I’ve got a positive attitude and determination, what could go wrong?!
Article by Randi Millward