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Minnesota neighborhood garage sale

Wow ….. now that’s a garage sale

The great Minnesota neighborhood garage sale

This is my account of participating in a neighborhood garage sale, Ketan Deshpande of Minnesota.

Spring came roaring in for Minnesota in April and led almost all the neighbors started to talk about having a garage sale. Everybody had a lot of baby stuff to get rid of and hence the theme ended up being garage sale of things from new-born up to 6-7 years. Girl power is the best way to describe our Minnesota neighborhood, they out number the boys 3:1.

The plan ……

Now that the theme was set, we decided to hold the great Minnesota garage sale of May 18-20.

Initially a few neighbors talked about setting up a few displays in the neighborhood but then decided to combine it in one garage.

Emotional but we did it

As the garage sale date approached, we all started going through the things, this ended up being a very emotional. Being a guy I entered into it thinking that it will be easy, I am Ketan Deshpande from Minnesota, getting rid of things that are not being used will be easy. As I went through various boxes, I ended up reliving all of the beautiful memories of our kiddo. Never thought that I would find it that difficult to just toss so many things that have so many memories attached to them. We took our time to relive those moments as family and we had things identified for the garage sale.

A quick check on weather, cold and rain in store of us on Saturday which everybody was hoping was going to be the busiest of the days. We all used social networking to promote our great Minnesota neighborhood garage sale.

Minnesota garage sale starts ……

Thursday …… the great Minnesota garage sale is now officially open ….. people were there bright and early in the morning …. it is a good start. Friday was good too however Saturday was a blow out as the cold and rain kept many at home.

Garage sale concluded at noon on Saturday and we still have a whole bunch of things left …. numbers say that everybody did great ….. can you guess what comes next …… there talk of yet another Minnesota neighborhood garage sale ……..



The author, KetanDeshpande, lives in Minnesota and writes about a variety of topics in his blog such as global economy, market and industry trends, successful strategies for businesses, and others. Leveraging his global strategic leadership experience from the manufacturing industry to offer insights in to how businesses can meet the sustainable growth and profitability goals.

Ketan Deshpande is also passionate about sustainability and renewable energy; he curates and shares latest updates in his blog posts. Recently the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency(SMMPA) of Litchfield, Minnesota, endorsed Ketan Deshpande for an energy conservation project.

This blog also features memorable events, travel experiences and his favorite places to visit in the great state of Minnesota.

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One thought on “Minnesota neighborhood garage sale

  1. आत्ता गराज सेल आर्टिकल वाचले.तुमच्या अशाच कितीतरी वस्तु आठवणी म्हणून जपल्या आहेत. तुम्ही खूप प्रेमाने त्या आणल्या होत्या.मी नसेन तेव्हा त्या कुणाला आवडल्या तर देऊन टाका .त्या गोष्टींचे मोल म्हणजे माझ्या जगण्याचा आधार आहे. अर्थात मीसुद्धा खूप वस्तू गरजूंना दिल्या आपल्याकडे अशा गोष्टींचे पैसे घेत नाहीत.
    तिथली गराज सेलची कल्पना मला भारी आवडली.मी तिथे असे सेल आवडीने बघितले , थोडी खरेदीपण केली त्या आठवणींना उजाळा मिळाला.

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