THE CHURCH, SCHOOL, OR CHARITY RUMMAGE SALE
It’s large, it’s varied, and prices are rock-bottom. Plus, the money will hopefully be used for a good cause. I say “hopefully” because not every cause is equally dear to my heart. When I questioned the high price of some beat-up Uggs, one lady said “But it’s for charity!” The charity in question was something like The Toy Poodle Society. Not at the top of my must-give-to list.
Like estate sales, rummage sales have special deals on the second day, when they just want to get rid of everything. I walked into a church event last week and they said “Fill a bag for a dollar.” I filled three bags with Bjørn clogs, red lizard Western boots, and the brand new top that I wear on my book cover. Just so you don’t think I’m too greedy, I give away much of this loot to friends and family. And when I realize that I still bought too much, I donate it to my thrift store, or just leave it atop public trash containers for the homeless. Greedy: yes. Wasteful: no.