idea: go

I have a lot of stuff. That’s kind of an understatement, as I don’t only have a lot of stuff but I have lots of KINDS of stuff. I don’t just have small toys, I have rooms full of them. I don’t just have a jewellery collection, I have more than I could possibly wear in a lifetime of fancy occasions. I don’t need all this stuff – but perhaps some other people might like some of my stuff.

I’m mulling the idea of having some sort of garage sale for jewellery and accessories. I have a fairly massive collection of gorgeous stuff that doesn’t get worn as often as it should, and I’m sure someone could give them a good home. This could even be a group thing – I’m sure I have friends with thing they don’t need. Thing is, I don’t have the first clue on how to have a garage sale. I don’t actually have a garage, I don’t know what stuff should cost, I don’t know how to advertise .. I’m pretty useless here. Ideally, I’d like to set up a market-style sale in which people don’t sell crafts but high-end stuff – more than a flea market, less than an estate sale. Do these things exist? Would there be any interest in either buying my stuff or selling your own? Doing it online is just a massive hassle, so it’d be a local thing. Help! how do I make this go?


3 thoughts on “idea: go

  1. ME ME ME ME ME! While I haven’t seen much, if any, of your jewelry, I still totally smitten for your Lego heart necklaces and I love your style in general. If your jewelry collection at all matches your personality – fun, vibrant and a little quirky – I will undoubtedly want to buy all of it. ALL OF IT!!

    I probably have some things of my own that’d be better off with someone else, but I’m likely more of a buyer than a seller. However, feel free to use and abuse me if you need a hand in setting something up! I don’t know what the best plan of attack would be; rent a small hall and run it bazaar-style, charging enough per table to cover the cost of the rental? Or you could charge every seller 10% and donate it to charity, and you might snag a free venue that way?

    Failing that, Etsy might be your best bet, although that ventures back in the online territory you want to avoid.

  2. I was thinking about this over the weekend. I’m wondering if some sort of swap meet might be in order. I have a few jewelry/accessory items I don’t wear and probably won’t anymore, myself.

  3. I have been thinking about this post since I read it a couple of days ago.

    I have never planned something like this, but I would assume that putting something together like this would be like any other: budget, date, number of people, venue and then you go from there.

    I’d be happy to give you a hand if there is sufficient interest in doing this, I was an event planner in a former life. Sadly, I don’t have much in the way of items to sell.

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