Connecting With Neighbors and Bargains
The plan was to get a lot of household chores done yesterday. But the weather was so beautiful, I decided the chores could wait another day or two. I needed to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
The way that I chose to do it was by driving around Ocean County and going to yard sales. I walked away empty handed from a few of the homes i visited, but that's because I'm being more mindful about what I bring into the house these days. Remember I've recently done a lot of de-cluttering, so I don't want to undo the progress I've made.
But I picked up a few goodies along the way. 3 CDs, 4 rolls of wrapping paper and 4 jute placemats came to a whopping $5 total. What I enjoyed even more than the bargain-hunting was the friendly chatter I had with neighbors I knew, and neighbors who were strangers. There's something about a yard sale that gets people talking. Sure it was "small talk" about the weather, but some conversations were about the neighorhood, the homeowner's travels, and a local restaurant review. It helped me feel reconnected to the community. And it was a good bit of "me time" that I enjoyed.
Do you enjoy going to yard sales in Ocean County? Do you know of any upcoming sales at local schools, churches, etc.? Please share in the Comments section.