The Southern Bargain Queen is up from South Carolina visiting her nephew, Marbletown’s Bruce Littlefield, and throwing a garage sale at his Edgewater Farm home. “It’s going to be a party, y’all,” she said. “I’m going to be giving bargains you can’t refuse on things you didn’t even know you need!”
When asked for her best money-making tips when throwing a garage sale, her advice was, 1. Set a start time and stick to it. “Mine is 8 a.m. sharp!” 2. Use big signs and post about it in the local paper. “Why do you think I’m talking about it here in the BlueStone Press?” 3. Organize the sale like a store does with sections. “I’ve got a good eye and great stuff! Check out my tool shed!” 3. Have a dollar table. “You’re going to be throwing George Washington at me.” 4. Be nice and have fun. “If you’re a big spender, I might even give you a glass of my famous sweet tea.”5. Mark things half off. “When I get whooped, I’m giving it away.”
Aunt Jean’s Garage Sale is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at 2669 Hurley Mountain Road, Marbletown. “No early birds!” she affirmed, “Or as I like to call them, vultures!” And buyer’s beware, the garage sale will be filmed. “My grandson is in film school and wants to make a movie about me! So, I’ll be wearing lipstick and pearls and making deals!”
Proceeds from Aunt Jean’s Garage Sale will benefit the Rondout Valley Food Pantry.
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