The Tag Sale in My Future
Did you ever go to a Tag Sale at a home where an elderly person recently died and see, for example, 8 boxes of Rice-A-Roni and wonder…… why? Or 42 rolls of toilet paper? 12 jars of Coffee Mate? What were these people thinking? Then I got to thinking myself …..what have I got in the house that will still be in the house when my heirs have that Tag Sale in the (hopefully distant) future?
Panty hose: I have panty hose in white, beige, “nude”, black and brown. With reinforced heel, and without. With control top and with no control (musta bought those long ago when I had more muscle tone!) Some are still in their original package with laughable prices ($3.50 for 2 pairs). Related to the panty hose, I have a dozen knee-high stockings to wear under pants. I think I wore them once. My children will find these and give to their children to put over their faces to make a smushy mask.
Gift Wrap: When the Holidays are finished, gift wrap goes on sale. Doesn’t everyone stock up then so that they don’t have to buy any a year later at higher prices? In my “gift wrap closet,” I currently have 5 rolls for Chanukah, 4 rolls for Christmas, and 3 rolls of miscellaneous. And I’ve already done all my Chanukah and Christmas wrapping this year!
Return Address Labels: I currently have 2361 address labels – yes, I counted – sent by various organizations looking for donations, some of which I actually donate to. Each month, I mail checks for payments (I know, I could do it online and save myself a stamp), an occasional letter to my children or grandchildren (much nicer than emails, don’t you think?) and sundry other postal missives. I looked at several months’ records and concluded that this amounts to an average of about 8 envelopes mailed per month. At this rate, my current supply of address stickers will last over 24 years. I hope I last as long!
So if anyone out there plans to correspond with me, send me a self-addressed stamped envelope and I will be happy to mail you several dozen of my personalized labels along with some free panty hose. I can even gift-wrap it for you.