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Little Boxes.

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If you’ve ever watched the Showtime series Weeds, you’ve probably had an annoying little song in your little head, all little day. It goes a little something like this…Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky-tacky,” and on and on..

Every time I go to construct a Penny Roulette original, a different kind of little box, like a little bad habit, that song is on repeat in my head. Lucky little me.

My Little Boxes are craft boxes where I’ve decopodged stationary/scrapbook paper/fabric to the pine sides.  Then to add a little decoration.  I’ll get my handy little glue gun out to add trim or buttons, just no very little ticky-tacky.

the little box

the little box

The inside.

The inside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was the use of little a little annoying?  My advice, fast forward through the opening credits of Weeds.

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Junk/Treasure

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As I’ve mentioned before, I love Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays for the Garage Sales! I’ve become a little obsessed and my eyes are trained to find those little signs sitting so low to the ground. I’ve even become a sign critic.  If you are going to have a garage sale follow these rules for signage…

  1. Arrows are always helpful pointing in the direction of your sale.
  2. Address (people have GPS systems now a days.)
  3. Days and times of the sale (some people put signs up the day before and it’s deceiving.) 
  4. Don’t say it’s HUGE if it’s not, but if it is, DO!
  5. BRIGHT! NEON! LEGIBLE! (Draw attention to your junk, I mean, treasure.)

Some other tips for throwing a garage sale…

  1. Multi-family sales are amazing! (I like it when multiple families get together and have a garage sale. There is more to check out and I might not have seen a sign for the separate sales…
  2. Have a little bit of everything, not just kids stuff!
  3. Price accordingly, the reason you’re having a garage sale is to get rid of your junk! For example, don’t price paperback books at $5, (I’ve seen it) price them at $.25 or $.50… 
  4. Have furniture out for sale even if it’s broken, people like to fix/reupholster those pieces up (like me!)
  5. If you have kids, I’m a sucker for lemonade, so help them make some and sell it for $.25! cookies, too!
  6. Don’t ask if the person is looking for anything in-particular, most of the time, we don’t know what we want until we see it.

Please share if you have additional garage sale tips!